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Testarossa - Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard (Elder Series)
A really stellar Testarossa chardonnay. Much better than the 2008-2010 offerings and head and shoulders above some of the other single vineyard offerings of this producer.
Vineyard 7 & 8 - Cabernet Sauvignon 7
Beautiful, full nose of ripe cherry and raspberry. Lovely, fine tannins add structure and depth to this exceptional Cab which has a long, smooth finish for a young, complex wine. Great now (with filet mignon, pork or roasted chicken), and should be world class with another decade of bottle age.
Quilceda Creek - Cabernet Sauvignon Galitzine Vineyard
A marvelous, nearly perfect Cabernet. Very approachable and delicious even without food now, with all the structure needed to show beautifully for another decade or two. Silky tannins and delicious, balanced notes of plum, cherry and just the slightest hint of tobacco and chalk meld in a smooth and subtle attack. This wine is complex, yet still "light," without the unctuous, palate staining power of some other world class cabs.