2015 Brosseau Vineyard Chardonnay

The Brosseau estate in the Chalone appellation is arguably the most unique vineyard source in the Testarossa line-up. Standing 1,600 feet above sea level in Monterey County’s Gabilan Mountains, you can actually see the Brosseau Vineyard’s terroir. The rocky crags and peaks of nearby Pinnacles National Monument loom over the almost moonscape-like panorama. This is the heart of the historic Chalone appellation, where you can literally taste the district’s ancient decomposed granite and limestone soils in every drop of wine.  Owned by Testarossa Director of Winemaking, Bill Brosseau’s family, the property was originally planted in 1980.  Brosseau manages the entire process from the dirt to the bottle and the results are stunning.



94 Points / Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2015 Chardonnay Brosseau Vineyard features a seriously savory nose of yeast extract, crusty bread, beeswax and cashews with an earthy/minerally undercurrent and core of lemon pie, warm grapefruit and white peaches. Medium-bodied, it has a lively backbone of refreshing acidity cutting the intense savory flavors, finishing long and satiny. Read more