Brittan Vineyards Basalt Block Pinot Noir 2018 750ml
SKU: 05479

Brittan Vineyards Basalt Block Pinot Noir 2018

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Category Red Wine
Origin United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
Brand Brittan Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 13.1%
With the recent fine tuning of the block boundaries and a new predominance of selection 777, the refocused Basalt Block is at an inflection point. The intensely fruited core of plum, blackberry and raspberry is complemented by a lovely vein of salinity and just a hint of dried herbs, while the wine's firm acid backbone provides structure and balance. A very promising pivot for one of our oldest blocks.
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Limpid ruby. Ripe red and blue fruit, floral and exotic spice qualities on the nose, along with smoky mineral and succulent herb nuances. Juicy blueberry, cherry cola, star anise and candied violet flavors reveal a hint of black tea. Turns sweeter with air and finishes very long and precise, with smooth tannins framing reverberating blue fruit and floral notes. 18% new French oak.

February 2022
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Tangy boysenberry, blueberry and marionberry fruit come through loud and clear, with a savory streak and supporting acidity that provides a tart frame. The wine was aged in 18% new oak, and what shines through is the fruit and acidity mix, along with the defining steely minerality of the site. Aged one year in 18% new French oak, it will benefit from additional bottle age.

September 1, 2021

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