Brittan Vineyards

Basalt Block Pinot Noir

9.121 ratings
9.16 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.3

Cassis on the nose and quite layered on palate. Really nice.

Cassis on the nose and quite layered on palate. Really nice.

1 person found it helpfulApr 20th, 2014
jarred gild

Head Wine Buyer Western Market

9.1

much more put together than the 2013

much more put together than the 2013

Mar 9th, 2016
Jay McInerney

Novelist, Wine Critic Town & Country, Expensive Wino & Gastronaut

9.0

2010 vintage. Very dry and savory.

2010 vintage. Very dry and savory.

Mar 20th, 2015
Evan Bienstock

This is killing it tonight. Firing on all 2010 cylinders. This suggests Volnay all the way. I’d put it against Burgs tonight for sure. Thank you Robert Brittan.

This is killing it tonight. Firing on all 2010 cylinders. This suggests Volnay all the way. I’d put it against Burgs tonight for sure. Thank you Robert Brittan.

Jul 20th, 2019
Evan Bienstock

I get a lot of bottle variation on these wine (and I drink them a lot). This was great. Alongside a 2012 Burgundy and it shined with bright fruit over the austere Pommard.

I get a lot of bottle variation on these wine (and I drink them a lot). This was great. Alongside a 2012 Burgundy and it shined with bright fruit over the austere Pommard.

Aug 26th, 2018
Evan Bienstock

This is becoming a house wine for us...

This is becoming a house wine for us...

Aug 2nd, 2018
Evan Bienstock

I can’t say enough good things about this 2010 Oregon PN from Brittan. So elegant and soft with the perfect amount of fruit and earth and heat. In great balance.

I can’t say enough good things about this 2010 Oregon PN from Brittan. So elegant and soft with the perfect amount of fruit and earth and heat. In great balance.

May 4th, 2018
Michael Perry

I've had much worse nights.

I've had much worse nights.

Jul 14th, 2017
Mike Petonic

Wow!!!!! Great acid, perfect body and fruit, but not a bomb. Gonna get a case or so.

Wow!!!!! Great acid, perfect body and fruit, but not a bomb. Gonna get a case or so.

Jul 31st, 2016
Michael Perry

I am a huge fan. Truly great pinot.

I am a huge fan. Truly great pinot.

Mar 10th, 2016