2011 Brittan Vineyards Gestalt Block McMinnville Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.1% alc., $55 (sold out). From the most exposed blocks in the vineyard so always transparent to its vintage. Primarily 115, 667 and 777. Aged 9 months in modest new French oak barrels. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Deeply perfumed with intriguing aromas of dark plum and berries, underbrush and wine cave. Vibrant, racy and vivid dark stone and berry fruits with an underlying tangy citric acidity. The wine finishes with a tart sweet and sour finish and a profusion of tannin. Score: 89. Reviewed July 6, 2014

Winery: Brittan Vineyards
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