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Brittan Vineyards Gestalt Block Pinot Noir 2017 (94 VM)

Glistening ruby-red. Smoke-tinged cherry, dark berries, candied rose and a hint of vanilla on the highly perfumed nose. Intense black raspberry, bitter cherry, licorice and floral pastille flavors show impressive depth and turn sweeter as the wine opens up. Finishes very long and subtly chewy, with resonating florality, building spiciness and well-integrated tannins that meld smoothly with the wine’s juicy, lingering dark fruit.

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    Brittan Vineyards Gestalt Block Pinot Noir 2017

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    Winemaker Robert Brittan, a wine industry veteran with the experience of over 45 harvests, has always had a passion for Pinot noir; a love affair that began in the 1980’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 northern Willamette Valley.

    Planted in the Wetsern-most part of the estate, a dense layer of basalt soil greatly diminishes yields, resulting in black fruited wines with high structure and complexity.

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    Willamette Valley

    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.