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Date Printed: 10/20/2014
Testarossa Castello Chardonnay 2006
Testarossa Castello Chardonnay 2006
(search item no. 92700)
Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/20/2014: $28.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2003 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Pale straw color. Initial aromas of honey, lemon, orange blossom, fig, and banana jump readily out of the glass. Layers of citrus, honey, and crème brulee flavor the palate, surrounded by lively acidity. The finish starts subtle, yet focused then begins it's ascent to a lengthy, multi-dimensional finish of fruit and spice. Drink now through 2013.
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About Testarossa:

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.