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Testarossa expands portfolio with two new wines

DBR Staff Writer Published 22 December 2011

California-based Testarossa Winery has launched two new wines 'Dos Rubios Vineyard' Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in its portfolio. The Dos Rubios property is located in the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation.

Testarossa has produced only 183 cases of the 2010 'Dos Rubios Vineyard' Chardonnay and 247 cases of the 2010 'Dos Rubios Vineyard' Pinot Noir.

Both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are currently available in the Testarossa Winery Tasting Room and to Testarossa wine club members at a price of $39 and $54 respectively.

The Dos Rubios Vineyard is located at Santa Lucia Highlands appellation. The 26-acre property is planted to four Pinot Noir clones (Pommard 4, 667, 115, 37-Mt.Eden) and two clones of Chardonnay (17, 76).

Testarossa winemaking director Bill Brosseau worked directly with SLH grower Kirk Williams in the design and installation of Dos Rubios.

Brosseau said Dos Rubios represents the 'next generation' vineyard where wine quality was reversed engineered, thanks to Kirk and Rob's interest to go above status quo.

"Our philosophy of 'pay now' versus 'pay later' allowed us to collaboratively work with Kirk to spare no expense on details of the install," Brosseau added.