Robert Parker’s influential Wine Advocate just came out with its annual review and scores for Oregon pinot noirs this week, with wineries like White Rose, Bergstrom and Arterberry Maresh receiving numbers in the mid-90s.
We were especially pleased to see the vineyard and wines of our good friend, winemaker Robert Brittan, placing high on the list. Nearly every wine that Robert touched was recognized, beginning with his own Brittan Vineyards Gestalt Block 2009 Pinot Noir (93 points), and his Brittan Vineyards Basalt Block 2009 Pinot Noir (92 points). Also on the list were the Ayoub Brittan Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009 (93 points), the Winderlea Pinot Noir Estate Reserve 2009 (93 points) and the Winderlea Legacy Pinot Noir 2009 (94 points) that Robert makes for Winderlea owners Bill Sweat and Donna Morris.
To see what Robert Brittan had to say about Oregon chardonnays in a tasting panel that we conducted earlier this year, click here.
Congrats to all on the recognition from Parker on some first-rate Oregon wines.