2013 Brittan Vineyards Pinot Noir Gestalt Block Willamette ValleyPinot Noir from United States
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"This is the sixth vintage of Brittan Vineyards Pinot Noir by winemaker Robert Brittan, a wine industry veteran with 40 harvests under his belt. Robert has always had a passion...
- 93 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
93 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2013 Pinot Noir Gestalt Block was picked on 25 September and matured for 12 months in 35% French oak. There is plenty of damp moss/sous-bois infusing the black fruit here - wonderful definition and focus, an appealing herbal edge emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, well-judged acidity, grippy in the mouth with a briny finish that evokes images of a windswept wintry sea. What a sophisticated and compelling Pinot Noir, a sensorial delight, but at the same time intellectual. This comes highly recommended."
"This is the sixth vintage of Brittan Vineyards Pinot Noir by winemaker Robert Brittan, a wine industry veteran with 40 harvests under his belt. Robert has always had a passion for Pinot Noir; a love affair that began in the 80’s when he made several vintages under his Britt Hill label. In 2004, Robert decided to leave Stags’ Leap Winery in Napa and start a Pinot Noir project in the cool climate of the Northern Willamette Valley.
The Brittan Vineyard lies just 12 miles southwest of McMinnville, tucked into the foothills of the Coastal Range The original 18 acres were planted in 2001, but due to the challeging nature of this site and limited topsoil, only eight acres survived. Since 2004 when Robert and Ellen purchased the vineyard, it has been an ongoing rehabilitation project: replanting, retraining, and learning the unique landscape that has become Brittan Vineyard. The Gestalt Block Pinot noir comes from the part of the vineyard that is more southwest facing and atop younger, more compact intrusion basalts. It takes the brunt of the wind that blows across the vineyard, resulting in a wine with structure and fine acidity." - Winery
93 - Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Taste||ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom|
|Nose||barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato|