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."