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2007 Testarossa Pinot Noir La Cruz Vineyard (750ml)
Producer: Testarossa Vineyards testarossa.com
Appellation: Sonoma Coast - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Maturity: Hold/Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: n/a
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rated (2005 vintage, 750ml bottle) : April 16, 2008 , K&L Wine Merchants klwines.com
"Founded by husband and wife Rob and Diana Jensen in 1993, Testarossa Vineyards strives to make world-class pinot noir from cool-climate California fruit. This 2005 is sourced from the Sonoma Coast's "La Cruz Vineyard" and it really showcases the site's maritime influences. A hint of minerality offers a nice counterpoint to red cherry and spice aromas which continue in the mouth; pure red and blue fruit on the palate are balanced by well-integrated tannins and good acidity. 91 pts CG: "Perfectly focused red cherry Pinot Noir fruit scents combine in the stylish aromas with notes of allspice, roasted vanilla beans and a quiet bit of minerality, and a similar set of enticing characteristics bring great charm and admirable depth to the rich, ripe, deeply fruited flavors. Supple in feel with early evidence of developing velvet to its texture, this wine has the purity of fruit, the balance and the concentration to last for many years in the bottle and to grow better and better with age." (10/07) 89 points Wine Enthusiast: "A good example of a fine, ripe coastal Pinot, with bright raspberry, cherry, cola and cinnamon spice flavors that finish dry and crisp. The silky mouthfeel, with its light, gentle dusting of tannins, is just what you want in a Pinot Noir." (11/07)"
rated (2004 vintage, 750ml bottle) : May 16, 2008 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
85 points "- Aug 2006 - From the Sonoma Coast, the medium deep ruby-colored, tightly-knit 2004 Pinot Noir La Cruz Vineyard displays minerality in its structured, cherry-infused bouquet. Although tight and clipped in the finish, it offers an attractive attack. " Best 2005-2006