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2017 Brosseau

Syrah
Chalone
$60.00
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750 ml

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  • About This Wine
  • Vintage Notes
  • Vineyard Notes
  • Wine Profile
  • Technical Details

Located in the Chalone appellation the vines are planted on limestone and granite. This rustic Syrah has blueberry and lavender on the nose and a plush tart palate.

Vintage Notes: 

The 2017 vintage began with significant rainfall prior to bloom, refilling the state’s reservoirs and ending California’s five-year drought. We saw a sudden spike in temperatures just prior to harvest, leading fruit to ripen quicker than anticipated. This sped up our harvest schedule, but due to our team’s vigilance, the fruit was still able to be picked at optimal ripeness. Temperatures then cooled back down by mid-September, allowing the remaining vineyards to complete ripening at an ideal pace. The rest of harvest was finished as planned, with yields coming in at their typical levels.

Vineyard Notes: 

The Brosseau vineyard was planted in 1981 and is situated in the famed Chalone AVA made famous in the Judgement of Paris in 1976. Planted in decomposed granite and limestone, coupled with the age of the vines, this vineyard produces wines with striking minerality and depth. We have had the pleasure of working with the Brosseau family since our first Syrah bottling in 2005. We have since produced Chardonnay and Grenache from this vineyard as well.

Wine Profile: 

Aromas: Blueberry, tobacco leaf and lavender

Palate: Tart, dried cherries, black olive, wet stone, blackberries

Vintage Notes: 

The 2017 vintage began with significant rainfall prior to bloom, refilling the state’s reservoirs and ending California’s five-year drought. We saw a sudden spike in temperatures just prior to harvest, leading fruit to ripen quicker than anticipated. This sped up our harvest schedule, but due to our team’s vigilance, the fruit was still able to be picked at optimal ripeness. Temperatures then cooled back down by mid-September, allowing the remaining vineyards to complete ripening at an ideal pace. The rest of harvest was finished as planned, with yields coming in at their typical levels.

Vineyard Notes: 

The Brosseau vineyard was planted in 1981 and is situated in the famed Chalone AVA made famous in the Judgement of Paris in 1976. Planted in decomposed granite and limestone, coupled with the age of the vines, this vineyard produces wines with striking minerality and depth. We have had the pleasure of working with the Brosseau family since our first Syrah bottling in 2005. We have since produced Chardonnay and Grenache from this vineyard as well.

Wine Profile: 

Aromas: Blueberry, tobacco leaf and lavender

Palate: Tart, dried cherries, black olive, wet stone, blackberries

Wine Specs
Vintage: 
2017
Vineyard Designation: 
Brosseau Vineyard
Fermentation/Barrel Aging: 
Primary fermentation in stainless steel open top fermenters; 100% malolactic fermentation in barrel; 15 months, 100% neutral French oak
Alcohol: 
13.1%

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