Testarossa Testarossa Vineyard Chardonnay 1999

Chardonnay from Central Coast, California

$31.49 $28.34
Save $3.15
Item No. 43648
  • white wine
  • ST88

Winemaker's Notes

Here is a deep, fully-packed Chardonnay that stands among the leaders of the vintage so far when it comes to sheer stuffing and strength of character. It opens with intense aromas of apples, oak, lees and toasted coconut and follows with big flavors that echo all the richness and attractive component parts of the nose. It carries some youthful angularity and hardness just now, but its future is bright, and its balance and depth suggest that cellaring will make it even better.

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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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