Sunday, April 20, 2008

2004 Testarossa Sanford and Benedict Vineyard Chardonnay

Testarossa is based in the historic Novitiate Winery in downtown Los Gatos. However they source the vast majority of their fruit from outside the AVA, notably Santa Barbara County, as with this Sanford and Benedict Vineyard Chardonnay.

As you might expect, it's made in a riper style than your average Santa Cruz Mountains chardonnay. It has the typical California oak and butter components but there's a good core of fruit too. Plenty of complexity. A very nice wine; think I paid $38 at the winery.