For Testarossa’s Cuvée Los Gatos releases, Rob and Diana Jensen and Director of Winemaking Bill Brosseau select and combine vineyard lots from highly regarded growing districts. For this bottling, the grapes were sourced from Monterey County. In particular, a majority of the fruit came from vineyards in the northern end of the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation - one of the state’s best known regions for world-class Chardonnay. The Highlands close proximity to Monterey Bay makes for a very cool climate, with one of California’s longest growing seasons. The resulting slow, gentle ripening allows for full flavor development on the vine.
"Pink/orange hue. Fresh aromas of orange peel, papaya, and floral notes collaborate with an underlying minerality to fill the nose. Rich papaya and white cherry are complimented by an enjoyable acidity on the palate. The wine ends with a lush finish. Drink now through 2016."
~Bill Brosseau, Winemaker