Argyle Brut 2008

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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

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12/31/2013

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/03/2013

A light, airy style delivers plenty of pear and pineapple fruit, keeping the balance delicate and fresh. This shows a refreshing balance, and the flavors persist. Drink now. 11,250 cases made. -HS Wine Spectator. A wine from Oregon in USA. 2008 Argyle Brut 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

While, as Soles repeatedly emphasizes, his parameters are flexible, at around two-thirds Pinot; fermented the first time in a mixture of barrel and tank; with a foundation of fruit from Knudsen Vineyard in the Dundee Hills; and having spent three yea... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A wine from Oregon in USA. 2008 Argyle Brut 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/03/2012

The 2008 Brut spent 3 years sur lie and received a dosage of 12 g/l. It displays a bouquet of brioche, pear, apple, and white peach. Crisp, balanced, and lengthy, this excellent value is meant for drinking over the next several years. As usual, Argy... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A wine from Oregon in USA. 2008 Argyle Brut 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

While as Soles repeatedly emphasizes his parameters are flexible at around two-thirds Pinot; fermented the first time in a mixture of barrel and tank; with a foundation of fruit from Knudsen Vineyard in the Dundee Hills; and having spent three years sur latte Argyle s 2008 Brut is pretty typical of the estate s basic blend. Ripe apple pear and grapefruit garlanded with honeysuckle make for a fetching nose and luscious silken palate that perfectly integrates ten or a dozen grams of residual sugar finishing with effusive fruit; hints of honey and marzipan balanced by a bite of pink grapefruit rind; lovely underlying nutty piquancy; and sheer next sip-inducing savor. - David Schildknecht Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.



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