2020 Rancho La Viña Vineyard Pinot Noir

Santa Rita Hills AVA

Tasting Notes

“Deep red hue. Beautiful scents of boysenberry jam, blueberries, anise, and cherry cola lead this newest addition of Pinot Noir single vineyards to our family of prestigious sites. With time, notes of rhubarb and roasted cranberry provide some dimension to the aroma profile. Upon taste, these qualities persist and are balanced by modest acidity and fine, supple tannins. This wine finishes with density and decadence. Enjoy now through 2030.”

~Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking
September 2022

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“The nose on this bottling is powerful with woodspice and incense aromas that float atop a core of dark boysenberry. The oak is prominent on the sip but it complements the rich berry jam and light pepper-spice flavors quite well.”

Matt Kettmann
Wine Enthusiast
November 2022 Issue

Production Data

Growers: Baer Family
Winemaker: Bill Brosseau
Appellation: Santa Rita Hills AVA
Elevation/Exposure: 430 – 510 ft./North
Soil: Gazos clay loam and Tierra loam
Vineyard Age: 15 years
Vinification: Destemmed, fermented in stainless steel
Cooperage & Barrel Ageing: 19 months in 100% French Oak, 57% New
Production: 7 barrels
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir (100% Clone 115)
Acidity: 3.43 pH, 6.39 TA (g/L)
Alcohol: 14.4%
Harvest: September 23, 2020
Club Release: September 2022
Release Price: $74

Drink Now through 2030

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Rancho La Viña Vineyard

Planted in 2005, the 35-acre Rancho La Viña Vineyard is north facing and boasts gorgeous views of the surrounding Sta. Rita Hills appellation. It sits at the southern edge of the AVA and has an extreme maritime influence from the nearby Pacific Ocean. This guarantees cool summers and a long growing season. It has silty loam soils which expresses strong aromatics.

The Ranch has been family owned since the 1860’s and is part of the 2,800-acre Santa Rosa Land Grant. In addition to premium Pinot Noir, the ranch is also home to organic Walnuts and heirloom tomatoes. Testarossa has been making Pinot Noir from the vineyard since the 2020 vintage.

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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