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Argyle Brut 2003

External Review by Salute! Wine Market:

Full flavored wines are possible at lower fruit sugars due to our 45th parallel-maritime climate, hillside vineyard sites, and limited grape yields. Argyle sparkling wines are a refreshingly unique entry into the New World of quality, yeast aged sparkling wines.

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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

External Reviews for Argyle Brut

External Review
Source: Salute! Wine Market
02/12/2009

Full flavored wines are possible at lower fruit sugars due to our 45th parallel-maritime climate, hillside vineyard sites, and limited grape yields. Argyle sparkling wines are a refreshingly unique entry into the New World of quality, yeast aged sparkling wines.


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
11/06/2009

Apple and asian pear aromas with lovely fruit on the palate and just the right amount of bubbles. Drink this as an apéritif, with just a light chill if you like your wines on the more fruit-forward side.


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
03/05/2009

Apples and asian pear aromas with ovely fruit on the palate and just the right amount of bubbles. Drink with a light chill as an apéritif wine if you like it on the more fruit forward side.




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