2005 Brosseau Vineyard Pinot Noir

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.

This is a minerally, complex old-world style Pinot Noir from one of the most limestone-rich vineyards in North America. Ripe fruit flavors of cherries and dark red fruits combine with spice, dried flowers and earthy nuances. A long silky finish ends with hints of anise.


Tasting notes from winemaker Bill Brosseau: Dark red color. Spicy-fruity comes to mind with this big Pinot Noir. Aromas of black pepper, anise, cherries, and blackberries. Upon taste, this Brosseau Pinot shows power with grace. Fine grain tannins and intense minerality are tamed with the silky, rich texture. This wine is built to last up to 10+ years, but decanting is recommended for early enjoyment. This wine when paired with lamb, cannot go wrong - Bill Brosseau, Wine Director