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Date Printed: 10/30/2014
Brittan Basalt Block Pinot Noir 2007
Brittan Basalt Block Pinot Noir 2007
(search item no. 118757)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/30/2014: $44.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2007 Basalt Block Pinot Noir exhibits rich, red fruit flavors of black cherry and ripe plums, with underlying hints of cassis and allspice, an elegant texture and weight on the palate, and a long, pleasing finish.
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About Brittan:

Robert Brittan searched for years to find the ideal site on which to grow Pinot Noir, and finally found it on this 128-acre hillside in Oregon, which he purchased in December 2004. The soils are a mixture of glacial deposits and volcanic material, with a predominant presence of broken basalt. The vines have east, south and west exposures to choose from on a cool, windy site on the edge of the Coastal Range. As a result, Brittan believes he has found a site where he can grow unique wines, wines that truly speak of this place. His selection of this particular site was the culmination of extensive research of potential vineyard sites. The deciding factors in selecting this site were the compelling mix of soils, solar orientation and micro-climates indicative of the world’s greatest Pinot Noir vineyards.