Argyle Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2010

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This Pinot Noir has a surprising amount going on in the glass -- from up front fruit to earthy complexity and spice nuances. Not yet reviewed; 2009 vintage rated 89 points by Wine Advocate and Wine Spectator, which wrote: This silky red shows pretty strawberry fruit, with a hint of licorice lurking in the background, persisting nicely. Finishes with finesse. Drink now through 2015.

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Argyle Winery:
Prospecting the New World's coolest latitudes, Brian Croser and Rollin Soles staked a claim in Oregon's Willamette Valley, a place ideal for late season ripened Pinot Noir and Chardonnay fruit. Since 1987, Argyle Winery has produced world-class methode champenoise Sparkling wine, barrel fermented Chardonnay and 'silky' textured Pinot Noir from low yielding vines on winery far... Read more
Prospecting the New World's coolest latitudes, Brian Croser and Rollin Soles staked a claim in Oregon's Willamette Valley, a place ideal for late season ripened Pinot Noir and Chardonnay fruit. Since 1987, Argyle Winery has produced world-class methode champenoise Sparkling wine, barrel fermented Chardonnay and 'silky' textured Pinot Noir from low yielding vines on winery farmed hillside slopes. Argyle was named "OREGON'S PREMIER WINERY" by Wine Spectator in 2000. Argyle farms three vineyards: Knudsen Vineyard, Stoller Vineyard and Lone Star Vineyard. The 120 acre Knudsen Vineyard was first planted between 1972 & 1974. The high elevation blocks of this landmark Dundee Hills site are key components in Argyle's sparkling wines. Knudsen provides Argyle a mix of old vine blocks and new high density blocks planted with "Old World" Dijon clones. Just south of Knudsen Vineyard in the Dundee Hills sits Stoller Vineyard. First planted in 1995, Stoller, like Knudsen, is planted using state of the art viticultural techniques. Stoller Vineyard has produced some of Oregon's finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. In 1996 Argyle purchased a spectacular 160 acre vineyard site in the east slopes of Eola Hills, known as Lone Star Vineyard. Located 15 miles south of Argyle's winery in Dundee, this warm site is planted primarily to Dijon clones of Pinot Noir. This vineyard has the potential to be one of Oregon's best Pinot Noir vineyards. All grapes are hand harvested into small baskets and transported to the winery. Grapes are chilled overnight to 35F before crushing the next day. Chilling preserves the ripe fruit characteristics and naturally limits oxidation. Read less

Member Reviews for Argyle Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

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04/14/2013

Peppery and lihht


External Reviews for Argyle Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
03/08/2012

That sums up the 2010 Argyle Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. This Pinot Noir has a surprising amount going on in the glass - from up front fruit to earthy complexity and spice nuances.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/27/2012

Pale, rose petal ruby color. A soft but expressive nose of tart red fruit, dried herbs, and a floral lift lead into a light to medium bodied palate. Fresh and floral, this boasts true red fruit varietal character and a nice spice component. Open and ... Geoffrey Binder. A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2010 Argyle Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 750ml



This Pinot Noir has a surprising amount going on in the glass -- from up front fruit to earthy complexity and spice nuances. Not yet reviewed; 2009 vintage rated 89 points by Wine Advocate and Wine Spectator, which wrote: This silky red shows pretty strawberry fruit, with a hint of licorice lurking in the background, persisting nicely. Finishes with finesse. Drink now through 2015.

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