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Argyle Pinot Noir 2008

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"91 points Wine Spectator: This fragrant red offers raspberry

Region: USA » Oregon » Willamette Valley

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Winery: Argyle Winery
Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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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

Member Reviews for Argyle Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
2.00 5
04/11/2010

Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10


Snooth User: Kate Statton
8538361,079
3.00 5
11/17/2011

A less fruity Pinot with a bit of acidity. Lots of tart cherry flavor here. Would be nice with food.


Snooth User: landweber
505217276
5.00 5
08/24/2010

I love this wine!


Snooth User: berryliscious
6305264
5.00 5
11/04/2010

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....


Snooth User: tropes24
129526858
4.00 5
06/24/2013

Four glasses


External Reviews for Argyle Pinot Noir

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Fresh, lively, and easygoing, this dark ruby-colored wine offers brambleberries, black cherries, and juicy pit fruit flavors.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Light, bright and refreshing, with nice, pure dark berry and a hint of smoke mingling on the lively finish. Drink now through 2008.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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.


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