Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10
A less fruity Pinot with a bit of acidity. Lots of tart cherry flavor here. Would be nice with food.
I love this wine!
if you dont let this wine breathe you wont enjoy it. This wine was double fermented so it comes on tannic but after it breathe the berries come out to play and the depth adds a wonderful finish...malolactic characters. highly recommend. delicious !!!! i am not a meat eater...this red is versatile...I love it with spicey food....
External Reviews for Argyle Pinot Noir
Fresh, lively, and easygoing, this dark ruby-colored wine offers brambleberries, black cherries, and juicy pit fruit flavors.
Light red. Spicy raspberry and cherry on the nose, with a light kiss of bitter chocolate adding complexity. Smooth red fruit flavors become chewier with air, picking up dusty tannins and finishing with solid grip and good persistence.
Light, bright and refreshing, with nice, pure dark berry and a hint of smoke mingling on the lively finish. Drink now through 2008.
An early release is often good for Oregon Pinot, bringing out the young varietal flavors with bracing freshness. Here an extended maceration, both before and after fermentation, gives it a nice mix of cherry/grapy fruit with a good tannic structure. Comes on like a cru Beaujolais, with surprising weight and length for such a young wine.
This is a subtle and intriguing bottle, crafted from a range of sources, offered in significant quantities (16,300 cases) and showing varietal fruit, spice and a deft touch with the barrels. Not a big wine, but balanced and quite flavorful, with more depth than you expect at this price point. Lots of chocolate and spicy burnt coffee in the finish.
The 2008 Pinot Noir Williamette Valley, medium ruby red, it gives up an enticing nose of cedar, spice box, rose petals, cherry, and raspberry. This is followed by a medium-bodied, ripe, vibrant offering with ample spicy red fruit flavors, good volume and intensity, and a medium-long finish. Drink it over the next 4-6 years. Visiting with Rollin Sole, the head man at Argyle, is always a great learning experience.
Light, bright red. Spicy strawberry and raspberry aromas are brightened by notes of cinnamon and white pepper. Sweet red fruit flavors verge on jammy but are given energy by zesty acidity, which adds clarity and back-end lift. Juicy and very appealing in its straightforward, fruity way.