2016 Brittan Vineyard ‘Cygnus Block’ Pinot Noir
Wine Enthusiast 96: Sourced from a 2008 planting of the Swan clone, rare in Oregon, the Cygnus once again stands out as the best in a stellar lineup. Layered with plum, brambly berry and streaks of wood and herb, it's a seamless and beautifully balanced wine. The juicy acidity brings lemon and tangerine into the mix, while the tannins add orange tea. Barrel aging for a year (one-third new) polishes the finish with a whiff of toasted almonds.