2015 Testarossa Red Blend 'Mountain Select'
Santa Cruz Mountains, California
This Cabernet based blend is sourced from Los Gato's own Black Ridge Vineyard, a pristine 80 acre estate fared organically by Testarossa's winemaker Bill Brosseau. This wine is a blend of 48% Cab Sauvignon, 25% Cab Franc, 18% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec. Aged for 30 months in 100% French oak (41% new), it pours a deep purple red hue. Wonderful aromas brimming with cassis, boysenberry, loganberry, ripe cherry, ripe blueberry, and a hint of sage. Upon taste the fruit profile gain concentration and shows more spice notes of sage and anise. Youthful tannins and modest acidity paired with a long lingering finish lend this red blend to age gracefully for many years to come. Enjoy now through 2027.
92 points & Editor's Choice, Wine Enthusiast. “Hearty reds from the Santa Cruz Mountains are often rigid, but this is a hedonistic version, with ample black cherry, caramel, cracked pepper and herbs on the nose. It remains fresh and vibrant on the palate with candied cherry and vanilla flavors framed by bright acid and polished tannins.”