Lone Oak Vineyards is owned by the Hahn Family and located near the center of the Santa Lucia Highlands Appellation. Lone Oak is located directly next door to Rosella’s Vineyard at about 250-400 feet in elevation and has an Eastern exposure. Testarossa Winery began making Lone Oak Chardonnay in 2010 and currently receives 20 of the 78 acres of Chardonnay planted. The Wente and Clone 4 vines were planted back in 1974.
Brilliant straw hue. An abundance of kiwi, lemon-zest, apple, and caramel release out of the glass. With aeration, notes of orange and ripe fig slowly develop. Once the flavors meet the palate, there is a nice fusion of citrus, apple, and dessert-like quali-ties such as crème brulee, caramel, and butterscotch. This wine walks a fine line, be-ing quite rich and dense yet bright, fresh, and espousing a multi-layered finish. Drink now through 2021.
~Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking