Project Description

Testarossa Works Series
2017 Doctor’s Vineyard Pinot Noir Clonals

Santa Lucia Highlands AVA

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Clone 777

Tasting Notes

“Dark red hue. Brilliant scents of roasted strawberries, cherry, cranberry, sage, anise, wild thyme, and lemon-zest make for a wonderful fusion of fruits and spice. Upon taste, the flavors segue towards cranberry, cherry, and lemon-zest. Tannins are vibrant and fine grained, providing excellent structure. These elements are matched nicely with zesty acidity, that previews a decadent and layered finish. Enjoy now through 2026.”

~Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking

Production Data

Growers: Hahn Family
Winemaker: Bill Brosseau
Appellation: Santa Lucia Highlands AVA
Barrel Aging: 18 months
Cooperage: 100% French Oak, 50% new
Production: 2 barrels
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Acidity: 7.3 g/L – 3.11 pH
Alcohol: 14.5%
Harvest: September, 14 2017
Club Release: May 7, 2019

Consume Now through 2026

Calera Clone

Tasting Notes

“Deep red hue. Brilliant scents of ripe cranberries, boysenberry, maraschino cherry, roasted strawberry, jasmine, and anise round out this hedonistic wine. Once on the palate, flavors of ripe cranberries, cherries, and orange come into focus. With a deep, warming, and plush texture, the bright acidity maintains freshness and segues to an intricate, delicate, and persistent finish. Enjoy now through 2027.”

~Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking

Production Data

Growers: Hahn Family
Winemaker: Bill Brosseau
Appellation: Santa Lucia Highlands AVA
Barrel Aging: 14 months
Cooperage: 100% French Oak, 50% new
Production: 2 barrels
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Acidity: 7.9 g/L – 3.2 pH
Alcohol: 14.5%
Harvest: September, 5 2017
Club Release: May 7, 2019

Consume Now through 2027

Swan Clone

Tasting Notes

“Medium dark red hue. This elegant Pinot Noir opens up with qualities of pomegranate, cherry cola, violets, jasmine, and rose petal. While concentrated in the nose with floral notes, this wine delivers enjoyable tastes of cranberry, pomegranate, lemon-zest, and orange. With soft, supple tannins, the acidity of this wine is vibrant, giving way to a firm and youthful end to this clonal selection. Enjoy now through 2025.”

~Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking

Production Data

Growers: Hahn Family
Winemaker: Bill Brosseau
Appellation: Santa Lucia Highlands AVA
Barrel Aging: 14 months
Cooperage: 100% French Oak, 50% new
Production: 2 barrels
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Acidity: 7.12 g/L – 3.21 pH
Alcohol: 14.5%
Harvest: September, 7 2017
Club Release: May 7, 2019

Consume Now through 2025

The Doctor’s Vineyard

Doctor’s Vineyard is located at about 350-540 ft. in elevation and has a Southeastern exposure. Testarossa currently receives 40 of the 194 acres of Pinot Noir planted at Doctor’s. The vineyard was originally planted in 1991 and Testarossa’s blocks include more than 10 different Pinot Noir clones. Doctor’s Vineyard is owned by the Hahn Family and is certified sustainable. It has fast become a favorite of Testarossa Wine Club members.

Past Vintages

Wine Production Data

Tasting Notes

“Medium dark hue. Scents of red cherry, boysenberry, orange zest, nutmeg, anise, and jasmine. In the palate, there are lush red fruit flavors and creamy vanilla. Lush and silky tannins give great expansiveness to the wine while the modest acidity maintains some definition in the palate. This wine is very flashy and hedonistic and should age gracefully. Enjoy now through 2025”

~ Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking

Production Data

Growers: Hahn Family
Winemaker: Bill Brosseau
Appellation: Santa Lucia Highlands AVA
Barrel Aging: 18 months
Cooperage: 100% French Oak, 60% new
Production: 2 barrels
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Acidity: 6.1 g/L – 3.33 pH
Alcohol: 14.4%
Harvest: September 9, 2016
Club Release: April, 18 2018

Consume Now through 2025

Tasting Notes

“Medium dark hue. Scents of red cherry, boysenberry, orange zest, nutmeg, anise, and jasmine. In the palate, there are lush red fruit flavors and creamy vanilla. Lush and silky tannins give great expansiveness to the wine while the modest acidity maintains some definition in the palate. This wine is very flashy and hedonistic and should age gracefully. Enjoy now through 2025”

~ Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking

Production Data

Growers: Hahn Family
Winemaker: Bill Brosseau
Appellation: Santa Lucia Highlands AVA
Barrel Aging: 18 months
Cooperage: 100% French Oak, 60% new
Production: 2 barrels
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Acidity: 6.1 g/L – 3.33 pH
Alcohol: 14.4%
Harvest: September 9, 2016
Club Release: April, 18 2018

Consume Now through 2025

Tasting Notes

Medium dark hue. Hints of mandarin orange, chokecherry, lemon zest, marmalade jam, and jasmine make for a very intriguing nose. Upon taste, flavors become very focused with citrus and marmalade leading the front. Soft tannins, modest acidity pair nicely and are framed by some tannin in the backbone of the wine. Overall, a focused and subtle clone in the Doctor’s portfolio. Enjoy now through 2023.”

~ Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking

Production Data

Growers: Hahn Family
Winemaker: Bill Brosseau
Appellation: Santa Lucia Highlands AVA
Barrel Aging: 16 months
Cooperage: 100% French Oak, 50% new
Production: 34 barrels
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Acidity: 5.54 g/L – 3.49 pH
Alcohol: 14.4%
Harvest: September 9, 2016
Club Release: April, 18 2018

Consume Now through 2023

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.

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