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2010 Brittan Vineyards Pinot Noir Basalt Block Willamette Valley
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91 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2013

Ruby-red.  Cherry and dark berry preserve aromas are complemented by notes of cola and candied flowers.  Plush and open-knit, offering sweet blackberry and cherry-cola flavors and showing a pliant, velvety texture.  Closes smooth, sappy and long, with soft tannins and a late jolt of sour cherry, which adds refreshing bite and cut.  These vines lie within the McMinnville AVA.

93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Pinot Noir

Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
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