Testarossa 2005 Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Chardonnay (Sta. Rita Hills)

I'm not sure what makes this Chard taste unbalanced, or maybe unready is a better word. All the pieces seem correct, especially the hedonistically ripe fruit, which spans the gamut from green apples and peaches to pineapples, guavas and nectarines. The oak is gorgeously creamy. Give it two to four years in the bottle, to let the parts knit together.

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  • Alcohol
    14.4%
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    White
  • Date Published
    4/1/2007
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