Project Description

2016 Rosemary’s Vineyard Chardonnay

Arroyo Grande Valley AVA

2016 Testarossa Rosemarys Chardonnay bottle

Tasting Notes

“Pale straw color. Beautiful scents of pineapple, caramel, ripe kiwi, and banana. With some aeration, notes of ripe fig, papaya, and apricot complete the aroma profile of this wine. The flavors are consistent and show great vitality. With vibrant acidity, great depth, and purity, this inaugural release from Rosemary’s Vineyard is a wine not to miss. The finish is intricate, youthful, and hedonistic. Enjoy now through 2026.”

~Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking

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“Silky and smooth, juicy and elegant; lush, deep and bright with tangy acidity; nicely integrated fruit and acidity; from a celebrated vineyard; long and beautifully balanced”.

Anthony Dias Blue
The SOMM Journal
July 2018

Production Data

Growers: Talley Family
Winemaker: Bill Brosseau
Appellation: Arroyo Grande Valley AVA
Barrel Aging:  18 months
Cooperage: 100% French Oak, 36% new
Production:  10 barrels
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Acidity: 7.67 g/L – 3.1 pH
Alcohol: 14.2%
Harvest: September 7, 2016
Club Release: October 31, 2018

Consume Now through 2024

Wine Scores

“Silky and smooth, juicy and elegant; lush, deep and bright with tangy acidity; nicely integrated fruit and acidity; from a celebrated vineyard; long and beautifully balanced.”

Anthony Dias Blue
The SOMM Journal
July 2018

The Rosemary’s Vineyard

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, just six miles to the Southwest and surrounding the home of Talley Vineyards’ co-founder Rosemary Talley, Rosemary’s Vineyard is one of the coolest sites in the Arroyo Grande Valley Appellation. The cool climate and low yields, as well as exceptional soil, lend to the elements that produce this acclaimed fruit.  Working closely with the Talley Family, Testarossa owners, Rob and Diana Jensen, and Director of Winemaking Bill Brosseau, have created this very exceptional Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with classic old world flavors.

Past Vintages

First vintage: 2016

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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