Chris Brockaway of Broc Cellars might just be a magician. Each vintage, he makes better wines than the one before, and he performs this feat in spite of mounting challenges facing every winemaker in California.
This vintage of his Love White is the best we’ve ever tasted. Blend of 38% Marsanne, 24% Picpoul, 22% Roussanne, 16% Grenache Blanc. These white Rhone varieties do wonders in California sunshine. There is more Picpoul this year, and higher acidity because of it. The grapes are grown on a granitic schist at 1,300 feet, allowing the grapes to be picked when fully ripe, but with only 11.5% alcohol. This is a refreshing, citrus and orange peel tinged wine with a light body and a salty mineral finish, perfect for grilled fish or on its own.
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Chris Brockway is a winemaker who is making wine the way it has been made for centuries. No additives, no pesticides, no added yeast, no herbicides, nothing but the grapes and whatever yeast is on them. Chris is simply making fermented grape juice, a.k.a. wine.Brockway checks all the "New California" boxes: he makes his wines in Southwest Berkeley, uses minimal intervention techniques, and sources fruit from obscure grapes grown in out of the way places. Chris, though, is actually part of a very long and noble winemaking tradition, and he certainly doesn’t seek out the obscure for the sake of being obscure. As quoted in an Eric Asimov article from a few years ago that put his wines on the map:“I’m not trying to out-weird anybody or obscure anybody,” he said. “We’re trying to get back to a more traditional conception of what wine used to be. Also, we like to drink wine, so lower alcohol is important.”