Portland Monthly Top 50 Wines

Portland Monthly just published their Top 50 Wines Made in Oregon and our 2007 Pinots both made the list. Our 2007 Basalt Block Pinot Noir came in number 12 and our Gestalt Block Pinot Noir was number 27. Over 650 wines were tasted and evaluated to come up with the final list, so needless to say we are thrilled with the results.

Oregon’s 50 Best Wines

An oenophile’s guide to 50 of our best regional wines, including 20 deals under $20

No. 12 — Brittan Vineyards

2007 Pinot Noir — ‘Basalt Block’
McMinnville
$45
8–9 years

Well-integrated, crisp acidity, with elegant oak-barrel scents. Rich red-cherry flavors that linger. Made by famous former Napa Valley winemaker Robert Brittan, who’s now growing cool-weather grapes in the Willamette Valley.

No. 27 — Brittan Vineyards

2007 Pinot Noir — ‘Gestalt Block’
McMinnville
$45
10 years

Mildly astringent and exhibiting dark-cherry flavors, this is an intense wine with lots of aging potential.