BRITTAN VINEYARDS Pinot Noir 'Basalt Block' 2012

The grapes grown come from the edge of the costal range in the McMinnville AVA. In 2004 Robert Brittan found a 128 acre site, set on basalt and broken basalt. He was formerly head winemaker for 16 years at Stags' Leap. The wine begins with aromas of lavender, black cherry, and black truffle oil with cedar. This leads to flavors of cran-raspberry, pomegranate seeds, dill, and gooseberry. Lovely tang with the red fruit flavors alongside orange rind accents with wet stone. Serious depth and richness here (Best 2016-2028) - February, 2016 (OB)


Wine Specifications


  • Report Date: February, 2016 
  • Producer: Brittan Vineyards
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Release Price: $55
  • Drinking Window: 2016-2027
  • Country: United States
  • Region: Oregon
  • Appellation: Willamette Valley
  • Importer: NA

Find More: Oregon Report - Vol. I (2013/2014), OREGON 2012

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