2004 Brosseau Chardonnay

Heavy limestone and decomposed granite soils give the grapes from the Brosseau Vineyard a distinctive old world style, yet still produces rich, forward new world fruit flavors. Jon and Jan Brosseau planted their naturally low yielding vineyard in the shadow of Monterey County’s Pinnacles National Monument in 1980. These quarter century old vines, farmed by Testarossa winemaker, Bill Brosseau, produce grapes of uncommon intensity and concentration.

The baked apple fruit flavor is wrapped with layers of hazelnut, honey, and vanilla. The deep floral aromas of this wine beautifully complement a whisper of citrus. Limestone rich soils give this wine depth and exceptional ageability

TASTING NOTES:

Pale yellow color. This wine shows aromas of apricot, peach, pear and some spice. Upon taste, the flinty nature of this wine gives away its typicity to limestone soils. Flavors of stone fruit and creme brulee are wrapped around the wet stone texture of this wine. The finish is smooth and lingering. - Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking