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
2011 Niclaire Pinot Noir
2011 Chardonnay Sierra Madre Vineyard
2011 Chardonnay Diana's
2011 Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard
2011 Pinot Noir Garys’ Vineyard
2011 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard
2011 Pinot Noir Sierra Madre Vineyard
2011 Chardonnay Rosella’s Vineyard
2011 Pinot Noir La Encantada Vineyard
2011 Chardonnay Lone Oak Vineyard
2011 Pinot Noir Rosella’s Vineyard
2011 Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands
2011 Chardonnay Brosseau Vineyard
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."