Brosseau Wines

Owner(s) Kilene Brosseau, Bill Brousseau
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Bill Brosseau received his education from the University of California at Davis Viticulture and Enology program. He worked at several wineries before settling at Testarossa Vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains. He is also the winemaker for Fleming Jenkins and Blackridge Estates and consults for vineyards and wineries. Bill's wife, Kilene, is also a graduate of University of California at Davis Viticulture and Enology program and assists in the operations of the vineyard and winery.

Small lots of Brosseau Vineyard Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah are produced (Chalone appellation). The wines are sold through a mailing list with some retail distribution. Old Vines bottlings are produced from vines dating to 1980.

Reviewed Wines

2017 Brosseau Old Vines Brosseau Vineyard Chalone Chardonnay

13.9% alc., $46. · Light golden yellow in the glass. Inviting aromas of grilled lemon, brioche and flint. Discreetly concentrated flavors of lemon, white stone fruits, warm brioche and smoky flint. Beautifully composed, with the slightest viscosity and bright acidity that keeps the fruit in balance. Very reserved oak treatment. Score: 93. Reviewed August 29, 2020 ARTICLE »

2017 Brosseau Wines Old Vines Brosseau Vineyard Chalone Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., 45 cases, $53. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. A catnip nose filled with aromas of blackest cherry, black grapes and ground savoury spice. A striking wine of obvious exceptional pedigree offering the essence of mouthwatering, earth-kissed black cherry in a mid-weight style. Nicely composed with a good backbone of refined, supportive tannins and a good underlying cut of acidity especially noteworthy on the long and exuberant finish. When tasted the following day from a previously opened bottle, the wine was even more spectacular, filling the glass with cherry fruit, spice and a floral component. Nothing sexier than the scent of Pinot floral perfume. Score: 96. Reviewed August 29, 2020 ARTICLE »

2007 Brosseau B Vineyard Chalone Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., $35. · A big fruity nose sporting very ripe strawberries with hints of marzipan, raisins and maple syrup. Ripe, roasted and dried deep red fruits wrapped in moderately firm tannins and displaying a smooth and pleasing mouth feel. Decent. Reviewed February 15, 2010 ARTICLE »

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