2011 Brosseau Syrah
The Brosseau vineyard consistently yields some of our most unique and coveted wines. Racy minerality and alluring herbaceous notes play perfectly alongside the wild and savory black fruit of the 2011 Brosseau Syrah. This is a fuller-bodied Syrah with a bold, broad palate and a lush, lengthy finish. Well-integrated tannins provide a solid backbone to this mature and resplendent red.
Located in the Chalone appellation and a short distance from the Pinnacles National Monument, this vineyard is planted in granite and limestone, and produces a wine that truly evokes its provenance.
This vintage differed from our normal harvest in that we typically pick Brosseau early in the season, during August, but the 2011 vintage was exceptionally late. The fruit was harvested in September, just prior to the October rains.