Testarossa

Doctor's Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.118 ratings
-no pro ratings
Santa Lucia Highlands, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
David Slachter

Interesting wine. As it warmed and opened, it kept getting better. Strong cherry fruit and an almost elegant after/taste. Definitely would do this again, but would decant and let sit for awhile before drinking.

Interesting wine. As it warmed and opened, it kept getting better. Strong cherry fruit and an almost elegant after/taste. Definitely would do this again, but would decant and let sit for awhile before drinking.

1 person found it helpfulNov 25th, 2015
Vanessa D

Pale purple and ruby hues with a delicate haze. Black cherry crisp, raspberry jam, plum sauce, almond paste, vanilla bean, spearmint, sage, sweet basil, molasses, cardamom, lemongrass, and dried lavender notes on the nose. Tart cherries and herbal influences on the palate. Medium- body and medium acidity. Nicely balanced with a semblance of reserve softening into a juicy ripeness with each encounter. Pairs nicely with herbed pork tenderloin wrapped in prosciutto, roasted butternut squash, and steamed haricots verts.

Vintage 2013. ABV 14.2%.

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Pale purple and ruby hues with a delicate haze. Black cherry crisp, raspberry jam, plum sauce, almond paste, vanilla bean, spearmint, sage, sweet basil, molasses, cardamom, lemongrass, and dried lavender notes on the nose. Tart cherries and herbal influences on the palate. Medium- body and medium acidity. Nicely balanced with a semblance of reserve softening into a juicy ripeness with each encounter. Pairs nicely with herbed pork tenderloin wrapped in prosciutto, roasted butternut squash, and steamed haricots verts.

Vintage 2013. ABV 14.2%.

#testarossa #doctorsvineyard #santaluciahighlands #pinotnoir #newworldpinot

Feb 9th, 2020
Andy Hock

Dried rose petals and tart red cherries. +Toasty oak on the finish. Tasty.

Dried rose petals and tart red cherries. +Toasty oak on the finish. Tasty.

May 28th, 2017
Rick Hill

Favorite from testa rosa, nature and drinks more like a cab. Not peppery though. Great single vineyard wine

Favorite from testa rosa, nature and drinks more like a cab. Not peppery though. Great single vineyard wine

Feb 15th, 2016
Ryan Mayes

A beauty. Enjoyed excessively at an amazing birthday celebration for my super cool uncle.

A beauty. Enjoyed excessively at an amazing birthday celebration for my super cool uncle.

Jan 10th, 2016
Glenn Romano

Absolutely incredible wine!
Delicious with crackers & cheese as well as dark chocolate!

Absolutely incredible wine!
Delicious with crackers & cheese as well as dark chocolate!

Dec 26th, 2015
Colin McCartney

Whiffs of luxardo cherries and cocoa from the bowl...mouthful of raspberry, cedar, and spice that lasts...

Whiffs of luxardo cherries and cocoa from the bowl...mouthful of raspberry, cedar, and spice that lasts...

Oct 10th, 2015
Luis Arguero

Wine tasting! A nice jammy Pinot from Central CA. Would recommend & drink again.

Wine tasting! A nice jammy Pinot from Central CA. Would recommend & drink again.

May 24th, 2015
Thomas Buley

Thomas had this 3 years ago

Thomas had this 3 years ago

Apr 15th, 2017
Ed Martin

Ed had this 4 years ago

Ed had this 4 years ago

Apr 6th, 2016