The February/March 2022 issue of The Somm Journal named Brittan Vineyards Estate Syrah as one of “Seven Cool-Climate Syrahs to Try.” Find the full article by Brooke Herron here, and an except below:

“Across the board, winemakers in sites like these agree that what they are looking for from their cooler-climate Syrahs are higher-toned, leaner, and more balanced wines with more persistence and length. Most also reference the tension or nerviness found in Northern Rhône wines as a quality they only get from relatively cool vineyard sites. “When it’s grown somewhere it can get to the right acidity, [Syrah] gets a tension and structure that it just doesn’t get elsewhere in hotter regions,” explains Robert Brittan, winemaker and owner of Brittan Vineyards in the Willamette Valley.”