2010 Brosseau Syrah
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.
2010 began with a delayed bud break, followed by an unseasonably chilly vintage which facilitated slow ripening of the fruit. Despite a weeklong heat spike, our vineyards escaped damage due to our canopy management practice of limited leaf removal. Harvest began in late September, and in certain vineyards, continued until early November. Our 2010 wines show pretty aromatics, supple tannins and sound acidity.