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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Testarossa Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay 2009
Testarossa Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay 2009
(search item no. 110078)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $22.95

Winemaker's Notes:

Pale yellow color. Aromas of fig, honey, butterscotch, orange blossoms, and vanilla bean first come to mind in this first ever Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay. Upon taste, elements of fig, apple, and citrus freshen up the palate. The texture is well focused and has lively acidity. The finish of the wine is smooth and supple leading to immediate enjoyment. Drink now through 2015.
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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.