2021 Broc Cellars Trousseau Noir, Sonoma County, California, USA

A lovely medley of cranberry, cherry graphite on nose. The palate adds some notes of violet and red plum. A fantastic, east-drinking red out of Sonoma County!



The cuttings come from Matthew Rorick Heritage Vineyard where they were propagated from the Jackson Vineyard planted in 1888. The fruit for the 2020 vintage was 100% destemmed and fermented in open top stainless fermenters. After pressing, the wine was moved into 1200L sandstone jars and three neutral French oak barrels to age for 9 months. This wine is unfiltered.


Chris Brockway came to call Berkeley home (for his cellar anyways) by way of Omaha, Nebraska, where he was born and raised, Seattle, and finally Los Angeles, with a couple short stops in between. After graduating from the University of Nebraska, he began working in restaurants around the city before decamping to the Pacific Northwest, where he ultimately became interested in wine. After a friend joked that he should learn how to actually make it, he packed his things and enrolled in winemaking courses at UC Davis. He finished his studies and quickly landed a job at JC Cellars, by all means a conventional winery. At the same time he began to frequent Terroir, San Francisco’s first natural wine bar, and began to think a lot about experimenting with the wines he liked to drink. And so, with a few small experiments, Broc Cellars was born.


Grape(s) Trousseau
Farming Sustainable