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ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Gives 93-95 Point Scores to 8 Testarossa 2011 Vintages
 

Testarossa's 2011 vintage was reviewed by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate with 14 wines scoring over 90 points.  They said, "Testarossa pulls grapes from a star-studded cast of vineyards through the central coast.  All of the wines have beautiful purity of fruit and classical, perfectly made profiles.  They also remain reasonably priced given the quality."

 

2011   Chardonnay Rincon Vineyard                                95 Points
2011   Niclaire Pinot Noir                                               94 Points
2011   Chardonnay Sierra Madre Vineyard                        94 Points
2011   Chardonnay Diana's                                              93 Points
2011   Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard                                   93 Points
2011   Pinot Noir Garys’ Vineyard                                  93 Points
2011   Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard                        93 Points
2011   Pinot Noir Sierra Madre Vineyard                         93 Points
2011   Chardonnay Rosella’s Vineyard                             92 Points
2011   Pinot Noir La Encantada Vineyard                        91 Points
2011   Chardonnay Lone Oak Vineyard                           91 Points
2011   Pinot Noir Rosella’s Vineyard                              91 Points
2011   Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands                         90 Points
2011   Chardonnay Brosseau Vineyard                            90 Points

 

Here are some of the stand out reviews:

 

2011   Chardonnay Rincon Vineyard                                 95 Points
Dunnuck calls the 2011 Chardonnay Rincon Vineyard "also brilliant, offers up loads of orchard fruit, poached pear, white flowers and apple tart-like aromas and flavors to go with a full-bodied, rich and layered mouthfeel that stays awesomely focused and detailed.  It’s a rich effort, but nothing is out of place and it stays remarkably fresh and vibrant.  It will have a graceful evolution through 2019+."
 

2011 Niclaire Pinot Noir                                                   94 Points
There were 8 barrels of the 2011 Niclaire Pinot Noir produced from a selection of top barrels of the vintage.  Dunnuck says "it shows a darker fruit slant with notions of red currants, blackberry, crushed flowers, underbrush and rose petal all soaring from the glass. Medium-bodied, supple with beautiful purity and elegance, as well as richness, it's one of the top Pinot Noirs in the vintage and should have a decade of ultimate logevity. Drink 2014 - 2021."


 


WINE ENTHUSIAST REVIEWS BY STEVE HEIMOFF

Wine Enthusiast Announces Fantastic Scores for Our 2011 Vintages
 

The Wine Enthusiast announced their scores for Testarossa's 2011 Vintage. Nine vintages also received the coveted Cellar Selection designation and the 2011 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir was selected as their Editor's Choice, given to wines that offer excellent quality that merit special attention.
 

2011 Dos Rubios Vineyard Pinot Noir        94 Points Cellar Selection
2011 Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir               94 Points Cellar Selection
2011 La Encantada Vineyard Pinot Noir     94 Points
2011 Doctor's Vineyard Pinot Noir            93 Points Cellar Selection
2011 Diana's Chardonnay                          93 Points  
2011 Niclaire Pinot Noir                           92 Points Cellar Selection
2011 Garys' Vineyard Pinot Noir               92 Points Cellar Selection
2011 Soberanes Vineyard Pinot Noir          92 Points Cellar Selection
2011 Brosseau Vineyard Pinot Noir            92 Points Cellar Selection
2011 Sierra Madre Vineyard Pinot Noir      92 Points Cellar Selection
2011 Fogstone Vineyard Chardonnay          92 Points
2011 Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir            92 Points
2011 Dos Rubios Vineyard Chardonnay      92 Points
2011 Graham Family Vineyard Pinot Noir  91 Points Cellar Selection
2011 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir      91 Points Editors' Choice    

 


VINOUS MEDIA

Antonio Galloni: "Testarossa Chardonnay One of the Most Fascinating Wines of the Year!"

 

Antonio Galloni of Vinous Media praised Testarossa's 2011 vintage by giving 12 wines 90 points or better.  

 

2011 Chardonnay Brosseau Vineyard                         94 Points
2011 Chardonnay Diana's                                         93+ Points
2011 Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands                   93 Points
2011 Chardonnay Rincon Vineyard                           93 Points
2011 Pinot Noir Brosseau Vineyard                           92 Points
2011 Chardonnay Rosella's Vineyard                         91 Points
2011 Pinot Noir Sierra Madre Vineyard                     91 Points
2011 Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands                     91 Points
2011 Chardonnay Soberanes Vineyard                       91 Points
2011 Pinot Noir Graham Family Vineyard                 91 Points
2011 Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard                              90 Points
2011 Chardonnay Fogstone Vineyard                        90 Points

 

Here are some of the stand out reviews:

 

94 Pts. 2011 Testarossa Chardonnay Brosseau Vineyard
Testarossa's 2011 Chardonnay Brosseau is one of the most fascinating wines of the year. Rich yet weightless, the 2011 hovers on the palate with effortless grace and class.  Graphite, crushed rocks and lemon peel are woven together in a wine of impeccable class.  An exotic, layered Chardonnay, the 2011 retains considerable brightness despite its obvious size.  Yields were a measly 0.8 tons per acre, largely because of rain during flowering. This is another polished, gracious Chardonnay from Testarossa. ~Antonio Galloni


93+ Pts. 2011 Testarossa Chardonnay Diana's
The 2011 Chardonnay Diana's, a selection of the estate's best sites, is striking and beautiful. Almonds, tangerines, spices and vanillin all flesh out in the glass.  Layers of flavor continue to build to an explosive finish that is undeniably California in its richness, yet tempered by beams of underlying, cool, mineral-drenched nuances. This is one of the most vivid, textured Chardonnays of the vintage.    ~Antonio Galloni