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