Brittan Vineyards Basalt Block Pinot Noir 2011

$54.99

SKU 24544

750ml

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country United States
Region Oregon
Appellation Willamette Valley
Brand Brittan Vineyards
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Wine AdvocateBrittan's 2011 Pinot Noir Basalt Block delivers an impressively sappy and dense, vibrant and buoyant combination of tart red currant and blackberry with clean red meat juiciness; salt; crushed stone; and somehow, mysteriously crystalline traces. Such a range of complexity across fruit, animal, and mineral dimensions in such a still youthful wine is among the striking aspects of Brittan's and his vineyard's talents, as is their sense of energy, which unsurprisingly is almost palate-shaking on the present occasion, kinetics being another forte of the 2011 vintage. The tannins here are ultra-fine (even if the corresponding Gestalt Block bottling goes them one better!) and the finish is every bit as mouth-coating as it is vibratory. I suspect this will continue to impress through at least 2022.

David Schildknecht, October 2013