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Argyle Nuthouse Chardonnay 2006

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Aromas of pear blossom citrus-honey lime with a hint of fresh rosemary sprig.

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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 Nuthouse Chardonnay

External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Argyle Winery Chardonnay 2006 Nuthouse and all other wine from Argyle Winery are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
Source: WineChateau.com
04/06/2010

This is our first Nuthouse Chardonnay to be dominantly from Lone Star Vineyard. Unlike Pinot Noir, wehave found that Chardonnay vines require more age before 'making the grade'. In this case, the vineswere 8 years old. Very bright aromas of white peaches, roasted hazelnuts, with blossom honey and aunique fresh roasted wheat kernel jump out of the glass. The flavor has a surprising concentration ofwhite peach and hint of melon up front and in the juicy mid-palate, all tethered to an exciting Meyerlemon cool climate mineral backbone. A fresh-fruited finish is framed by delicious roasted hazelnut,vanilla, and key lime citrus long after the glass is emptied



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