Argyle Brut 2001
David says it tastes like strawberries and cheese. I am prone to agree with at least the former. It's a gentle wine, with a softness, but not a sad lack of acids; those are there, too, they just don't prick and poke. A kind, sweet thing that is happy on its own; doesn't require food.Add winemaker's notes
David says it tastes like strawberries and cheese. I am prone to agree with at least the former. It's a gentle wine, with a softness, but not a sad lack of acids; those are there, too, they just don't prick and poke. A kind, sweet thing that is happy on its own; doesn't require food.
External Reviews for Argyle Brut
The leader in Northwest sparkling wines for more than two decades, Argyle continues to show its mastery, mixing New World fruit power with Old World technique. Big, bold and loaded with ripe apples, this vintage brut starts out full-bodied but reveals more subtlety as it goes, adding hints of strawberry and cocoa in a rush of flavor.
The 2006 Brut is a blend of 58% Chardonnay and 42% Pinot Noir. Medium straw-colored, it has a classy nose of mineral, biscuit, apple, and baking spices. Crisp, bright, and creamy-textured, this superb sparkling wine begs the question, why buy Champagne?
Crisp, perfumy style has a strong floral and spice character. Finishes tart. Drink now.
Subtle style has a burst of aromatics, offering grapefruit, apple, baked-bread and sweet spices, becoming gentler in the mouth, finishing with a bright level of acidity.
Ripe and vibrant, creamy in texture, with a sweet vanilla edge to the pear and citrus flavors, rather like delicately carbonated still wine, finishing long. Reminiscent of some domaine-bottled Champagnes. Drink now.
Though sparkling wine production is but a small part of this large winery's output, it is what appears to impassion winemaker (and co-owner) Rollin Soles the most. The powerful aromas of the 2000 Brut reveal flowers and almonds. Medium-bodied, this fine value displays flavors of candied green apples, white flowers, and nuts in a focused, bright style. Drink it over the next 2 years.