2016 I. Brand & Family ''Brosseau Vineyard'' Grenache, Chalone, Monterey County, California, USA

Baking spices fill the nose with juicy red fruit following. Lively acidity fills the palate upon first sip, trailed by raspberries, over-ripe strawberries, pomegranate and violet. Minty eucalyptus and green herbs lead to a long lingering finish.



Planted in the alluvial plain of the Uvas Creek in the Santa Clara Valley over 100 years ago, Besson Vineyard is one of the special heritage vineyards in California. It is a unique Grenache planting not just for its age, but also because its proximity to the Hecker Pass wind gap moderate the climate.


After ten years of studying the history, geography, climate and geology of the Monterey Bay area through their P’tit Paysan and La Marea labels, Ian and Heather Brand started I. Brand & Family to showcase the truly unique vineyard blocks in the region- Santa Cruz Mountains, Monterey, and San Benito- which they believe will define their region. These wines are made with special regard for site, intended to intensely showcase place, and each site was selected because of its special location, match of variety to place, and relationship with the history and/or future of the region.


Grape(s) Grenache
Farming Sustainable