Project Description

2017 Rosemary’s Vineyard Pinot Noir

Arroyo Grande Valley AVA

Tasting Notes

“Dark red color. Engaging aromas of boysenberry, currant, plum, blueberry and followed gently by ripe cherry pie, orange marmalade, and a flinty quality. Upon taste, the flavors remain true to the aroma profile and with a nice addition of grapefruit. Brisk acidity and fine grain tannins work well together as this wine segues to a beautiful finish that is intricate, complex, and youthful. Enjoy now through 2028.”

~Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking

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“Glistening red. Ripe red berries, potpourri, exotic spices and a hint of vanilla on the highly perfumed nose. Sappy, penetrating, spice-tinged raspberry, cherry preserve and candied rose flavors deepen slowly on the back half. Delivers a compelling blend of power and finesse, the fine-grained tannins adding shape to a strikingly long, smooth finish that leaves a resonating floral note behind.”

Josh Raynolds
Antonio Galloni Vinous
November 2019

Production Data

Growers: Talley Family
Winemaker: Bill Brosseau
Appellation: Arroyo Grande Valley AVA
Barrel Aging:  18 months
Cooperage: 100% French Oak, 67% new
Production:  6 barrels
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Acidity: 7.56 TA (g/L) – 3.22 pH
Alcohol: 14.4%
Harvest: September 7th – 22nd, 2017

Drink Now through 2028

Past Wine Scores

“Bright-rimmed ruby. Complex, intensely perfumed aromas of spice-tinged dark berry and cherry liqueur and floral oils, with a smoky topnote and a hint of minerals. Silky and seamless in the mouth, showing a penetrating quality to the blackberry, cherry preserve and spicecake flavors. Finishes very long and floral, with smooth tannins and resonating spiciness.”

Josh Raynolds
Antonio Galloni
Vinous

“This 100% 667 clone bottling by Bill Brosseau is extremely beautiful on the nose, with scarlet rose petals, perfectly ripe cherry, hot raspberry pie and cinnamon spice aromas. That red fruit with cinnamon touch carries through the sip, which is flavorful but remains light on its feet, showing a touch of herbs and acid that persists into the finish.”

Wine Enthusiast

“The 2014 Pinot Noir Rosemary’s Vineyard is one of the deeper colored Pinot Noirs in the lineup. Coming from a top notch vineyard in the Arroyo Grande Valley and aged just under a year in 59% new French oak, this medium to full-bodied, silky, beautifully rich 2014 has classy notes of black raspberries, cassis, smoked herbs and licorice. Count me a fan, and I continue to be impressed with this vineyard.”

Jeb Dunnuck
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

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

Wine Production Data

Tasting Notes

“Deep ruby color. Lovely scents of jasmine, rose petal, anise, nutmeg, and cassis unite in this distinctive Pinot Noir. With some aeration, notes of boysenberry jam, sage, and violet round out the aroma profile. Upon taste, these characters persist and remain very fresh. Bright acidity is tamed nicely by juicy and silky tannins on the concentrated palate. As if the wine could not get any better, it finishes with polish, depth, and purity. This irresistible Pinot Noir should be enjoyed now through 2026.”

~ Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking

Production Data

Production Data

Growers: Talley Family
Winemaker: Bill Brosseau
Appellation: Arroyo Grande Valley AVA
Barrel Aging:  18 months
Cooperage: 100% French Oak, 36% new
Production:  7 barrels
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Acidity: 6.93 g/L – 3.37 pH
Alcohol: 14.2%
Harvest: August 23, 2016

Consume Now through 2026

Tasting Notes

Deep red hue. Scents of pomegranate, violets, cherry, followed by subtle notes of jasmine, cola, and papaya lead give way to this distinctive Pinot Noir. The unique array of characters flow seamlessly into the palate while showcasing balance between vibrant acidity and intricacy of tannin. This wine exhibits a classic finish of youth, complexity, and minerality. Enjoy now through 2024.” 

~ Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking

Production Data

Growers: Talley Family
Winemaker: Bill Brosseau
Appellation: Arroyo Grande Valley AVA
Barrel Aging:  11 months
Cooperage: 100% French Oak, 40% new
Production:  8 barrels
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Acidity: 5.77 g/L – 3.65 pH
Alcohol: 14.2%
Harvest: August 20, 2015

Consume Now through 2024

Tasting Notes

Deep crimson hue. Our first release of this rare, and breath-taking vineyard. Nestled in the Talley Farm property, the careful tending in the vineyard shows by the purity and depth of characters. There are loads of pomegranate scents, followed by raspberry, cranberry, and cherry. With some air, secondary aromas of red licorice and rose petals linger in the background. Upon taste, the floral notes fade, allowing the red fruits to concentrate as well as give way to some blackberry, boysenberry, and blueberry flavors. Wonderful polish with its silky smooth tannins, sailing into an intricate and mineral laden finish. Enjoy now through 2024.” 

~ Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking

Production Data

Growers: Tally Family
Winemaker: Bill Brosseau
Appellation: Arroyo Grande Valley AVA
Barrel Aging:   11.5 months
Cooperage: 100% French Oak,  59% new
Production:  13 barrels
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Acidity:   6.09 g/L –   3.55 pH
Alcohol:  14.4%
Harvest: August 28, 2014

Consume Now through 2024

 

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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