David Bruce Chalone Brosseau Vineyard Pinot Noir 1999

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California

Item No. 45591
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

This wine bears testimony to importance of both vintage and site for pinot noir. Few will remember the 1995 Brosseau, with its deep spicy palate and firm structure, but suffice to say it had little in common with the elegant, fruit driven 1998 bottling. The 1999 is distinctive as well in ways that speak volumes about the synergy of soils and climate. The vintage began with a mild summer, but finished with a wave of heat that drove sugars up quickly, especially where the vines grow in lean, rocky soils as they do here at the base of the Pinnacles at Chalone. The result is a massive wine with very ripe flavors and a velvety palate that belie the underlying structure. Fifteen months in French oak added smoke notes, resulting in a unique and complex pinot noir. 98 cases produced

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Nestled amid the redwoods high in the Santa Cruz Mountains south of San Francisco is the David Bruce Winery. Success based on passion and devotion to wine for 37 years. Always pursue bold flavors and rich styles in selected small lots. Offers Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Petite Syrah and Pinot Noir.

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The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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