Brittan Vineyards Estate Syrah 2016 (91 WE)

Low-alcohol Syrah may have found its Oregon home. At least at this estate it can be ripened at modest sugar levels and still have complex and intriguing flavors. It’s a savory style, firm and compact, with cranberry and pomegranate fruits along with ample acidity. Winemaker Robert Brittan believes it has the structure to age for decades, and he just may be right.

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    Winemaker Robert Brittan developed a love for Rhône varieties during his first visit to the Northern Rhône Valley in the early 1980’s. Captivated by the cool climate Syrahs from Cornas and Côte-Rôtie and intrigued by the cool, windy climate in McMinnville, Robert was encouraged to explore how Syrah would express itself on his rugged, exposed hillside.

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    Winemaker Robert Brittan, a wine industry veteran with over 45 harvests under his belt, 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 with fruit from Carneros. In 2004, Robert decided to leave Stags’ Leap Winery in Napa and start a Pinot noir project in the cool climate of the North Willamette Valley.