Brittan Vineyards Estate Syrah 2017 (91 WE)

This is as rare as domestic Syrah can be, coming from the northern Willamette Valley and ripened to just 12% alcohol. It’s an elegant, subtle wine with light touches of herb and citrus, yet retains enough of the varietal template to be identifiably Syrah. Pomegranate, pineapple, crushed roses, cut tobacco and tomato leaf are all in the mix. It’s a uniquely brilliant wine.

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    Brittan Vineyards Estate Syrah 2017


    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.