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Date Printed: 1/19/2017
Testarossa Sierra Madre Chardonnay 2009
Testarossa Sierra Madre Chardonnay 2009
(search item no. 110079)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 1/19/2017: $29.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Medium yellow color. This Chardonnay exhibits an intriguing nose of butterscotch, caramel, peach sorbet, then followed-up with ripe fig, apricot and vanilla bean. The flavors are seamless expressions of the aroma profile and are paired with hints of passionfruit and guava. While the initial texture seems rich, the vibrant acidity helps create layers in this hedonistic wine, leading to a cleansing finish. Drink now through 2017.
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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.