Testarossa "Doctor&

Testarossa "Doctor's Vineyard" Pinot Noir 2018
(Santa Lucia Highlands, California) - [SJ 96] [AB 94] [VM 93]


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Doctor’s Vineyard is located at about 350-540 ft. in elevation and has a Southeastern exposure. Testarossa currently receives 40 of the 194 acres of Pinot Noir planted at Doctor’s. The vineyard was originally planted in 1991 and Testarossa’s blocks include more than 10 different Pinot Noir clones. Doctor’s Vineyard is owned by the Hahn Family and is certified sustainable. It has fast become a favorite of Testarossa Wine Club members.

“Deep red hue. Generous aromas of cherry, nutmeg, sage, wild thyme, cassis and cola leap out of the glass. With some air, secondary notes of vanilla bean, papaya, ripe cranberry, and blueberry offer an exciting adventure to this Pinot Noir. These profiles remain true on the palate and are gently paired with silky tannins and modest acidity. This wine ends nicely with a smooth, supple finish. Enjoy now through 2027.”

~Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking

Technical Data

Growers: Hahn Family
Winemaker: Bill Brosseau
Appellation: Santa Lucia Highlands AVA
Barrel Aging: 11 months
Cooperage: 100% French Oak, 57% new
Production: 71 barrels
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Acidity: 5.97 TA (g/L) – 3.4 pH
Alcohol: 14.4%
Harvest: September 19 – 28, 2018
Club Release: February 2020

Drink Now through 2026

Ratings & Reviews



96 Points - Somm Journal:
“Focused and linear compared to the Garys’-grown wine. Fruit and acid rise to the top of the mouth while mocha-kissed pomegranate-rhubarb jam spreads across the palate.” - Meridith May (June/July 2021)

94 Points - Anthony Dias Blue:
“Deep ruby color, smooth berry nose; crisp, juicy and tangy cherry and refined structure; long and balanced with depth and classic length.”

93 Points - Vinous Media:
“Shimmering magenta. Fragrant red and blue fruit, potpourri, incense and vanilla scents are complemented by hints of cola and baking spices. Alluringly sweet and penetrating on the palate, offering spice-laced cherry cola, raspberry and floral pastille flavors and an undercurrent of smoky minerality. Fine-grained tannins frame and shape a sappy finish that lingers with strong persistence and a sweetening touch of vanilla. 57% new French oak.”