Bid on this 5-bottle tasting lot; including 2-bottles of 2007 Testarossa "Brosseau Vineyard" Chalone Pinot Noir, 2-bottles of 2007 Testarossa "Cuvée Niclaire" Pinot Noir, and 1-bottle of 2007 Testarossa "Fritschen Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir .
This lot contains the following items:
2007 Testarossa "Brosseau Vineyard" Chalone Pinot Noir (qty: 2)
2007 Testarossa "Cuvée Niclaire" California Pinot Noir (qty: 2)
2007 Testarossa "Fritschen Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (qty: 1)
Testarossa reserves their most expensive wines to a best-barrels blend that usually bears a statewide appellation, a practice that is rare if not unique among California wineries. The '07 Niclaire is vast in currants, rhubarbs, cola and cedar, with sizable but finely meshed tannins, and the tart acidity that marks all of the winery's 2007 Pinot Noirs.
Cedary oak, dusty herb and dried currant notes are tight and sleek, intense, concentrated and complex.Tightly wound and full-bodied, unfolding slowly on the finish. (JL)