Where Under The Wire all started. The 2014 continues to prove in bottle what a unique, delicious site Brosseau is for making Californian sparkling wine: dry-farmed, own-rooted Wente clone Chardonnay vines planted in 1980 at 1800' elevation. The soils of limestone mixed with decomposed granite are unique and provide this wine’s signature texture. It’s the fourth year we have produced this wine, and this is the most “Brosseau” wine we have made to date while also being the most elegant. The wine still smells like the drive up to the vineyard, combining pit fruits with laurel bay, pink peppercorn and mountainous scrub but with more lift and elegance than in previous years. We love this vineyard and this wine.