Brittan Vineyards Basalt Block Pinot Noir 2012

9.020 ratings on Delectable
$47.95

Taut, tart and vividly expressive, bursting with red berry flavors and overtones of spice and tomato leaf. The finish persists with relish and clear minerality. Needs time to settle, but has plenty to offer. Best from 2016 through 2022. 775 cases made Wine Spectator

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Ratings on Delectable

Bill Sweat Delectable Pro

Owne Winderlea Vineyard and Winery, Winemaker Imprint

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.

9.4

Kaitlin Ohlinger Delectable Pro

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

8.8

Marc Stein Delectable Pro

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

Evan Bienstock

2012 Willamette Valley beauty. No typical OR funk, rather sweet fruit with a few angles that suggest life left. I like this OR producer a lot.

2012 Willamette Valley beauty. No typical OR funk, rather sweet fruit with a few angles that suggest life left. I like this OR producer a lot.

9.3

Evan Bienstock

2012. What a beauty. Nose of raspberry, cherry, slight vanilla, some cinnamon. Soft and elegant. Hints here and there. On the palate -- soft but complex. No funk or bite, just fruit and some residual heat. Length. really like this 2012 PN from Oregon.

2012. What a beauty. Nose of raspberry, cherry, slight vanilla, some cinnamon. Soft and elegant. Hints here and there. On the palate -- soft but complex. No funk or bite, just fruit and some residual heat. Length. really like this 2012 PN from Oregon.

9.4

Andrew Willingham

Pretty disappointed with this 2012. Very tight and underripe. Surprisingly dark color, black pepper, and high alcohol- during the first hour of tasting I would have thought this was a Rhone. Eventually opens a little, revealing more classic Willamette pinot notes of tobacco, tart red fruits, oak, but overall was too heavy, dark, and heavy handed for me, especially considering the vintage (and price).

Pretty disappointed with this 2012. Very tight and underripe. Surprisingly dark color, black pepper, and high alcohol- during the first hour of tasting I would have thought this was a Rhone. Eventually opens a little, revealing more classic Willamette pinot notes of tobacco, tart red fruits, oak, but overall was too heavy, dark, and heavy handed for me, especially considering the vintage (and price).

8.7

Dean Rogers

Balanced nice fruit. Light on the nose. Needs time.

Balanced nice fruit. Light on the nose. Needs time.

9.0

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.

9.0

Paul Emery

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9.1

Joshua Crisp

Ripe and juicy cherries, blackberries, creme de cassis, black currants, and condensed, red plums on the nose, accented with rosemary, peppercorn, and dark chocolate. Juicy with ripe red cherries, ripe cranberries and red raspberries, giving way to orange pith, fresh fig, and herbal tea and finishing on fresh, raw, meaty notes.

Ripe and juicy cherries, blackberries, creme de cassis, black currants, and condensed, red plums on the nose, accented with rosemary, peppercorn, and dark chocolate. Juicy with ripe red cherries, ripe cranberries and red raspberries, giving way to orange pith, fresh fig, and herbal tea and finishing on fresh, raw, meaty notes.

9.0