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Date Printed: 8/1/2014
Testarossa Castello Chardonnay 2007
Testarossa Castello Chardonnay 2007
(search item no. 97515)

PRICE ON 8/1/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
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 yellow color. Intense aromas of banana, fig, lemon, and honey jump readily out of the glass. With some aeration, vanilla bean and papaya become apparent. Upon taste, this Chardonnay blend is crisp and lively, with flavors of citrus, tropical fruit, and creme brulee. This wine finishes with medium weight and a lingering, delicate finish. Enjoy 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.