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Testarossa Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, Central Coast, California
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14.4% ABV
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Dark red color. Opens up nicely with some cherry, cranberry, black pepper, and cloves. With further aeration, notes of lemon, orange, and papaya subtly come out into the open. Hints of cherry, black pepper, and cloves sail into the palate and are equally matched by some strawberry flavors. The texture of the wine carries vibrant tannins and bright acidity. This hedonistic Pinot Noir ends nicely with a refreshing, lingering finish. Drink now through 2016.

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Lots of bright, savory raspberry, cherry, cola, vanilla, sandalwood and spice flavors in this drily delicious Pinot. It’s so easy to enjoy glass after glass with a good steak or chop. Drink now for freshness.
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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.

Appreciated for superior wines made from indigenous varieties, Austria should be on the radar of anyone who loves bright, elegant wines. These food-friendly, cool-climate reds and whites are quintessentially European in style with racy acidity, moderate alcohol, and tart, fresh fruit flavors. Austrian wines are prized for their near-uniform dedication to excellence, and it is now difficult to find a bad bottle.

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Beyond the usual suspects, there are hundreds of red grape varieties grown throughout the world. Some are regional indigenous specialties capable of producing excellent wines on their own, while others are better suited for use as blending grapes. Each has its own distinct viticultural characteristics and aroma and flavor profiles, offering much to be discovered by the curious wine lover. In particular, Portugal, Italy, and Greece are known for having a multitude of unique varieties.

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