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Argyle Nuthouse Pinot Noir 2005

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94 points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: `The Nuthouse cuvee is released a year behind the other Pinots. The 2005 Pinot Noir Nuthouse is one of the major successes of a challenging vintage. It has a slightly aged appearance and is exhibiting an alluring perfume of spice red fruits and blueberry. On the mid-palate it has a wide band of fruit atypical for 2005. It has the structure of the vintage so it may well evolve for 4-5 years and drink well through 2020. It is a home run for the vintage.` (10/08) 93 points Wine Spectator: `Bright effusive and generous with its raspberry red cherry nutmeg and cream flavors lingering impressively on the polished finish. This jumps out of the glass not for its size or any single element but for its seamlessness and focus. Drink now through 2013.` (10/08) 93 points from the International Wine Review: `The medium dark ruby Nuthouse Reserve is a gorgeous beautifully balanced wine. Sweet aromas of candied dark cherry smoke and cooking spice emanate from the glass.

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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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08/03/2009

Five glasses


External Reviews for Argyle Nuthouse Pinot Noir

External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

International Wine Cellar ReviewRated 90Medium red. Rich cherry, blackberry and chocolate aromas expand in the glass and gain an exotic incense quality. Creamy dark fruit flavors offer palate-staining concentration, with building spiciness and gentle tannins adding support. Finishes with good spicy lift and excellent persistence, with the blackberry flavor repeating.Wine Tasting NotesThe aroma is tumescent with BLUEBERRY fruit! Blended with this wonderful robust blue fruit one can find Moroccan spices, a hint of butterscotch, and believe it or not a sense of gravel earthiness. As the aroma implies and promises, the flavor is concentrated blueberry and blackberry juice, which aids integration of nice spice flavored French oak. The palate is rich, creamy, and super juicy! This whopper of a wine seems to have everything. Rocky earthiness, black forest cake, and a surprise raspberry to red cherry flavor in the long finish.


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
07/13/2010

Argyle Winery Pinot Noir 2005 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: CityWineCellar.com
12/03/2009

92 Points -Wine Spectator The Nuthouse designation is used for Argyle's biggest, boldest, and tumescent style of Pinot Noir. This Nuthouse blend is predominantly based on Pinot Noir fruit from low elevation blocks at their estate Lone Star Vineyard in the Eola Hills. Nuthouse takes its name from where it is barrel aged and fermented in Argyle's winery that was formerly a hazelnut drying facility. This is a very powerful Pinot Noir from an interesting vintage. This wine rewards the patient imbiber who lingers over a glass of wine while it develops in the glass. The aromas are comprised of a concentrated blackberry center with radiating essences of cedar cigar box, roasted pecan, vanilla bean, jam packed dark chocolate Black Forest Tort, and a wonderful black truffle earthy component. Foretold by the aromas intensity, the palate of this wine is Nuthouse concentrated. A juicy plus core is wrapped up by blackberry fruit leather, red cedar box, and a long fruity blackberry to blueberry finish. The big time tannins of this wine are hidden under a very juicy sweetness.


External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

94 points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: `The Nuthouse cuvee is released a year behind the other Pinots. The 2005 Pinot Noir Nuthouse is one of the major successes of a challenging vintage. It has a slightly aged appearance and is exhibiting an alluring perfume of spice red fruits and blueberry. On the mid-palate it has a wide band of fruit atypical for 2005. It has the structure of the vintage so it may well evolve for 4-5 years and drink well through 2020. It is a home run for the vintage.` (10/08) 93 points Wine Spectator: `Bright effusive and generous with its raspberry red cherry nutmeg and cream flavors lingering impressively on the polished finish. This jumps out of the glass not for its size or any single element but for its seamlessness and focus. Drink now through 2013.` (10/08) 93 points from the International Wine Review: `The medium dark ruby Nuthouse Reserve is a gorgeous beautifully balanced wine. Sweet aromas of candied dark cherry smoke and cooking spice emanate from the glass.


External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

94RP,93WS, no further case discount



94 points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: `The Nuthouse cuvee is released a year behind the other Pinots. The 2005 Pinot Noir Nuthouse is one of the major successes of a challenging vintage. It has a slightly aged appearance and is exhibiting an alluring perfume of spice red fruits and blueberry. On the mid-palate it has a wide band of fruit atypical for 2005. It has the structure of the vintage so it may well evolve for 4-5 years and drink well through 2020. It is a home run for the vintage.` (10/08) 93 points Wine Spectator: `Bright effusive and generous with its raspberry red cherry nutmeg and cream flavors lingering impressively on the polished finish. This jumps out of the glass not for its size or any single element but for its seamlessness and focus. Drink now through 2013.` (10/08) 93 points from the International Wine Review: `The medium dark ruby Nuthouse Reserve is a gorgeous beautifully balanced wine. Sweet aromas of candied dark cherry smoke and cooking spice emanate from the glass.

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