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Brogan Cellars

Brogan Cellars Brogan Cellars, named after her paternal grandmother, has all the earmarks of a mom and pop operation. 'It's a bootstrap business run on a lean $75,000 startup budget,' she says. Her husband, Mike, who owns a refrigeration company, is a handyman who rigged up her winemaking equipment. They used small old dairy vats for fermenters and purchased most of the other equipment, including a tiny crusher. The barrel-aging room, office and tasting area are in a tight, 800 square-foot converted garage that Wierenga was happy to call home until 2002, when additional space was obtained in Hopland, 30 miles north of Healdsburg.


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3232B Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA, US, 95448 Email:
Phone: 707-473-0211 Web:
Fax: 707-473-0748
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  Chardonnay Reserve, Russian River Valley
This wine has been aging for 15 months in 50% new French Oak. The wine is full bodied. Pale straw in color, nose exhibit, apples, roasted nuts, and anise and as it opens up more juicy fruits and spice. Smells like a burgundy only much richer in the mouth. The flavors follow through with a full richness in entry and a lingering finish. Can age at least 10 years.
  Helio Doro Block, Buena Terra Vineyard Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Aged 15 months in French oak this wine is medium to light ruby colored. Red Bing cherry and sweet spice bouquet with cherries, earth, cola and spice in the flavors, long lingering fruit filled finish. As always a favorite for many. Very modest tannins. Will age 7-10 years.
  My Fathers Vineyard, Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
This wine has aged in 50% new French oak for the last 15 months. The 2005 is much like the 2004 but has a slightly leaner edge with more acidity and less alcohol. I expect this wine to outlive us. Deep colored aromas of the loganberry and pomegranate and some hints of cardamom spice. This wine reminds me of fall and Christmas. Beautiful flavors follow through into long lingering fruit filled finish. Can age for 15 years.
  Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley
Aged in neutral French Oak and Stainless for 15 months. This is incredible white wine, not a typical California Sauvignon Blanc. Pale straw color with a perfumed nose of Citrus, fig, beeswax and honey. The richness in the mouth is thick and coats your tongue. Finishes with nice acidity. Can age for 5-10 years.
  Stuhlmuller Chardonnay, Alexander Valley
Aged in all 50% new French oak for 15 months. This wine has more tropical notes and white peach in the nose. A hint of roasted coffee and mouth filling richness and acidity that carries right through to the fruit lingering citrus finish. Can age 10 years.
  Syrah “Teldeschi Vineyard”, Dry Creek
Aged in French oak for 15 months. Deep dark and brooding with flavors of berries, cocoa earth and spice follows right into the finish. I drank a 2003 the other night and it blew me away. Incredible bouquet, filled with lush fruit flavors and a hint of earth. Syrah drinks well 3 to 5 years but will also age longer
  Zinfandel, Sonoma County
A blend of our two 2005 Zinfandel Vineyards, as they tasted incredible together during the blending trials. The two vineyards are Lingenfelder and Maple. Aged in Neutral French oak for 15 months, berries, cocoa and licorice follow into a rich jammy taste and lingering acidity. We have about 200 cases of this beautiful Zinfandel. This zinfandel has an alcohol of 15.5%.


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