Project Description

2018 Cuvée Los Gatos Rosé of Pinot Noir

Central Coast AVA

Tasting Notes

“Beautiful pinkish orange hue.  Engaging scents of raspberry, banana, grapefruit, pomegranate, and violets.  Upon taste, these characters remain along with notes of citrus intensifying on the palate.  The texture is well balanced from start to finish, with exuberant freshness.  This youthful Rose of Pinot Noir should continue to shine brightly for the next few years.  Enjoy now through 2022.”

~Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking

Buy Wine

Production Data

Growers: Various
Winemaker: Bill Brosseau
Appellation: Central Coast AVA
Barrel Aging:  5 months
Cooperage: stainless steel tanks
Production: 1,228 cases
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir Rose
Acidity: 6.33 g/L – 3.28 pH
Alcohol: 14.1%
Harvest: Various
Club Release: May 2019

Consume Now through 2022

Past Vintage Wine Scores

Cuvée Los Gatos

Cuvée Los Gatos is Testarossa’s casual label that pays homage to the town which has been home to our winery since it was built in 1888.  Proprietors Rob and Diana Jensen and Director of Winemaking Bill Brosseau hand-select and combine vineyard lots from highly regarded growing districts for this bottling.  Testarossa currently offers Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Monterey County and Rosé of Pinot Noir and Rob’s Red from the Central Coast.

Past Vintages

Wine Production Data

Tasting Notes

“Golden orange hue. Engaging scents of papaya, orange-zest, mandarin orange, pomegranate, and orange. Upon taste, these characters persist and lead into a bright, fresh, and lush personality. This lovely Rose of Pinot Noir finishes smooth, full, and with pleasure. Enjoy now through 2023.”

~ Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking

Production Data

Growers: Various
Winemaker: Bill Brosseau
Appellation: Central Coast AVA
Barrel Aging:  5 months
Cooperage: stainless steel tanks
Production:  681 cases
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir Rose
Acidity: 6.37 g/L – 3.45 pH
Alcohol: 14.1%
Harvest: September 2017
Club Release: July 2018

Consume Now through 2023

Tasting Notes

“Vibrant pink hue. Concentrated scents of tangerine, grapefruit, cherry, cranberry, and pomegranate unite is this Rose. Upon taste these characters persist and are met with notes of orange. A nice, brisk and refreshing palate which ends with a mineral flavor and pleasing aftertaste. Enjoy now through 2019.”

~ Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking

Production Data

Growers: Various
Winemaker: Bill Brosseau
Appellation: Monterey AVA
Barrel Aging:  4.5 months
Cooperage: Stainless steel tank
Production:  622 cases
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Acidity: 7.61 g/L – 3.25 pH
Alcohol: 14.2%
Harvest: September-October, 2016
Club Release: July 2018

Consume Now through 2019

Tasting Notes

“.”

~ Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking

Production Data

Growers: Various
Winemaker: Bill Brosseau
Appellation: Monterey AVA
Barrel Aging:  4 months
Cooperage: Various
Production:  677 cases
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Acidity:   6.89 g/L – 3.16 pH
Alcohol: 13.2%
Harvest: August – September 2015
Club Release: July 2016

Consume Now through

 

Tasting Notes

“Pink orange hue.  Brilliant aromas of orange, cranberry, pomegranate, violet, papaya and brioche unite in a pleasing fashion.  These aromas stay true in the palate and are shaped by a soft and seductive texture.  This Rose exhibits a supple, yet multi-layered, and savvy finish.  Enjoy now through 2018.”

~ Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking

Production Data

Growers: Various
Winemaker: Bill Brosseau
Appellation: Monterey AVA
Barrel Aging:  months
Cooperage: Various
Production:
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Acidity:    pH
Alcohol: %
Harvest: Various
Club Release: 

Consume Now through 2018

 

WEATHER HOLD ADVISORY: Please note that due to the fragile nature of wine and the impending winter/summer season, we are unable to ship wines to states whose temperatures have dropped below 32  / risen above 90 degrees on average. Orders will be kept in our temperature controlled cellar until more moderate temperatures are reached. If you feel your area might be impacted, please contact us at clubt@testarossa.com to inquire about shipping options.

Stay in contact and receive the latest news about Testarossa Winery