Testarossa Castello Chardonnay 2000

Chardonnay from Central Coast, California

Price: $28.99
Item No. 51420
  • WE92
  • WS91
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Winemaker's Notes

A handcrafted blend from five of the Central Coasts's finest vineyards, including Bien Nacido Vienyard and Clos Pepe Vineyard. Bright tropical fruit, with explosive flavors, creamy, rich, and fresh. Yum!

"A richly flavored yet elegantly crafted wine that's sleek and polished, with ripe pear, fig, honeysuckle and honeydew flavors that turn smooth and creamy, picking up subtle nutmeg and hazelnut nuances on the finish. Drink now through 2006. 2,466 cases made."
-Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2002

Learn About Testarossa Map ItMap It

Testarossa Vineyards, located in the historic 19th century Novitiate winery of Los Gatos, was founded in 1993 by husband and wife team of Rob and Diana Jensen. The name Testarossa (Italian for "red-head") was a nickname given to Rob Jensen when he was a university student in Italy. It was there, also, that the Jensens further developed their passion for good food and wine. Along with their winemaker, Ed Kurtzman, the Jensens are dedicated to making small lots of vineyard desgnated wines from only the best vineyards in the cool, ocean-influenced counties of Monterey, Santa Barbara and Sonoma.

Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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