93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
91 Points - Wine Advocate
Originally planted in 1991, the Doctor’s Vineyard is certified sustainable and located at about 350-540 ft. in elevation and has a Southeastern exposure. Currently the Testarossa winey receives 40 of the 194 acres of Pinot Noir planted at the Doctor’s Vineyard. Testarossa’s blocks include more than 10 different Pinot Noir clones.
Deep red in color, Testarossa Wines "Doctor's Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir offers brilliant aromas of ripe cranberries, orange blossoms, anise, cloves and chokecherry with underlying notes of cocoa, pomegranate and sage. The palate opens with vibrant acidity and well polished tannins with bold flavors of cranberry, cherry, pomegranate, and cloves, extending a hedonistic pleasure to this Pinot Noir.
"One of the more engaging single-vineyard expressions this winery makes from the region, this bottling by winemaker Bill Brousseau hits the nose with ripe black cherries, crushed slate, dried violets, purple Thai basil and light black licorice. Desiccated pomegranate tones lead the lush yet lively palate that is layered with peppery spice and a touch of herbs." - Wine Enthusiast
"Possessing a cool climate snap to its fruit, the 2014 Pinot Noir Doctor's Vineyard comes from the Santa Lucia Highlands and is a medium-bodied, fresh and lively effort that gives up plenty of passion fruits, green herbs, mint and black cherries. It’s an elegant, pretty and nicely focused effort to enjoy over the coming 5-6 years, possibly longer." - Wine Advocate
Product of California
Alcohol by Volume: 14.3%