Brittan Vineyards

Basalt Block Pinot Noir

9.028 ratings
9.07 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
Bill Sweat

Owne Winderlea Vineyard and Winery, Winemaker Imprint

9.4

Gorgeous, perfume, coffee and anise aromas. Intense blackberry, black cherry, and black tea flavors, great structure. This wine will be even better in a decade.

Gorgeous, perfume, coffee and anise aromas. Intense blackberry, black cherry, and black tea flavors, great structure. This wine will be even better in a decade.

Aug 7th, 2016
Darin Kendrick

Very dark fruited but with loads of acidity. The nose is badass.

Very dark fruited but with loads of acidity. The nose is badass.

May 12th, 2015
Kaitlin Ohlinger

A monster. Tar, herbs, intense briary fruit. Kind of a mind fuck. #sailormouth #sorrynotsorry

A monster. Tar, herbs, intense briary fruit. Kind of a mind fuck. #sailormouth #sorrynotsorry

Dec 22nd, 2014
Evan Bienstock

Happy Mem Day all!!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸. This is always pleasant. Robert Brittan makes a terrific Pinot that is site specific and terroir driven. And I made pizza on the Green Egg. Perfect combo.

Happy Mem Day all!!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸. This is always pleasant. Robert Brittan makes a terrific Pinot that is site specific and terroir driven. And I made pizza on the Green Egg. Perfect combo.

May 26th, 2020
Evan Bienstock

A little too much fruit for us tonight but we love this producer. Plenty of OR earth too. Let it age. Order it!

A little too much fruit for us tonight but we love this producer. Plenty of OR earth too. Let it age. Order it!

Apr 18th, 2020
Dave Teal

Great wine. A nice treat for us east coasters. Hope to get another bottle some day.

Great wine. A nice treat for us east coasters. Hope to get another bottle some day.

Dec 3rd, 2019
Boxer Briefs

Serious stuff. Big, rich, tannic, fruit bomb. A crowd pleaser for sure. People couldn't keep their hands off this #wine

Serious stuff. Big, rich, tannic, fruit bomb. A crowd pleaser for sure. People couldn't keep their hands off this #wine

May 20th, 2015
Evan Bienstock

I admit to drinking a lot of this producer. I have all vintages from 2010 but not before. It’s a great OR pinot. I strongly suggest buying some directly from the winery. BUT, a number of the 2012 corks I’ve pulled have been soaked almost all the way thru. I’ve told the winery. I have not seen it from other vintages.

I admit to drinking a lot of this producer. I have all vintages from 2010 but not before. It’s a great OR pinot. I strongly suggest buying some directly from the winery. BUT, a number of the 2012 corks I’ve pulled have been soaked almost all the way thru. I’ve told the winery. I have not seen it from other vintages.

Mar 3rd, 2019
Michael Seely

Arrested development. Something was a-rye here with this 1.5 L. Sadly never opened up. Most be an exception

Arrested development. Something was a-rye here with this 1.5 L. Sadly never opened up. Most be an exception

Oct 24th, 2018
Evan Bienstock

2012. A bit more oak than I recalled from the last bottle. More fruit than funk. But still a favorite from OR.

2012. A bit more oak than I recalled from the last bottle. More fruit than funk. But still a favorite from OR.

Jul 1st, 2018