2021 Rancho La Viña Vineyard Pinot Noir

Santa Rita Hills AVA

Tasting Notes

“Deep red hue. Beautiful aromas of cranberry, boysenberry, blackberry jam, blueberry, vanilla, and chokecherry. The flavors remain true to the aroma profile and are met with freshness, brightness, and silkiness. This enchanting Pinot Noir finishes with an emerging richness and pleasure. Enjoy now through 2031.”

~Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking
February 2023

“Dark ruby. Pure scents of black raspberry and candied dark cherry on an expressive, rich bouquet. Lovely purity and focus along with dense flavors in the mouth. Firm tannins and a very long, tart cherry finish. The oak is completely integrated. From 15 year old vines (all clone 115) grown with a north orientation and matured 11 months in 53% new French oak.”

Don Winkler
International Wine Review

February 2023

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: 16 years
Vinification: Destemmed, fermented in stainless steel
Cooperage & Barrel Ageing: 11 months in 100% French Oak, 53% New
Production: 8 barrels
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir (100% Clone 115)
Acidity: 3.25 pH, 7.87 TA (g/L)
Alcohol: 14.4%
Harvest: October 6, 2021, hand harvested
Club Release: February 2023
Release Price: $76

Drink Now through 2031

Past Vintage Wine Scores

“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

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.

Past Vintages

Wine Production Data

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

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

Drink Now through 2030

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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