“Time flies when you are having fun.” This vintage, the 130th consecutive vintage made here in the historic Jesuit Novitiate Winery of Los Gatos, we will be having over 500 tons of fun!
by Laura Ness In front of us loomed 7 large Pinot glasses generously endowed with some of the rarest and most coveted of Pinots in all of California. It is impossible to utter the words “Garys’ Vineyard” without invoking a hush of respect. To have both Garys’, Franscioni and Pisoni, boyhood friends whose fathers [...]
A savory nose of seared beef crust gets lift from violet and lavender florals. The wine then coats the palate very softly, with luscious flavors of stewed cherry, ripe cranberry and more herb-crusted roast.
Wine Enthusiast’ Steve Heimoff Praises Testarossa as one of the Great Wineries in his Assessment of the 2011 Vintage
I was starting to feel like the only person on Earth who had concerns about the 2011 vintage, until I read this post from Jim Laube’s blog, in which he describes “a high presence of musty and even moldy flavors” in too many of the wines. Here is the link to Steve's blog: http://www.steveheimoff.com/index.php/2013/12/17/more-on-the-troubling-2011-vintage/
Chardonnay reigns supreme among new releases from the Santa Lucia Highlands. The 2011 vintage brought with it pretty much the same challenges faced by growers across California; namely poor flowering and a long, cool, growing season with no heat spikes at all. Overall, Chardonnay is the most consistent variety, while Pinot and Syrah are [...]