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Argyle Pinot Noir Reserve 2007

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90 points Jay Miller (Wine Advocate): The 2007 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley is medium ruby- colored with an enticing bouquet of toast, cinnamon, rose petal, cherry, and cranberry. Sweet and seamless on the palate, this elegant effort has a bit of structure, excellent con- centration, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. Drink it over the next 6 years. (Oct 2009)

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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 Reserve

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Snooth User: MrRiesling
2015421,341
4.00 5
04/16/2010

Lots of red berry flavors (strawberry) on the nose and palate. Very smooth. Good Pinot!


Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,280
3.50 5
04/23/2010

This is a light bodied pinot noir that is very elegant. I was impressed.


Snooth User: JamesR
117547484
4.00 5
02/27/2010

This is a really nice Oregon Pinot Noir. It has that silky texture just like the label says.


Snooth User: britcards37
15733232
0.00 5
01/29/2010

3.0


External Reviews for Argyle Pinot Noir Reserve

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

The lithe, lissome style has lovely currant, plum and subtle spice flavors, real presence and a finish that lets the flavors linger without intruding. Drink now through 2008.


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

For those of you looking for a refreshing, lighter-bodied Pinot Noir, look no further. Argyle consistently produced some of Oregon's finest Pinots and it is no wonder why they have such a loyal following. This 2003 bursts with ripe cherry and strawberry flavors that expertly balances the difficult line between sweet and tart, with a smooth transition into a long, satiny finish.


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

A great value and one of the easiest-to-find wines from Oregon, this screw-capped lovely is smooth and round, seductively plush in texture but not overwhelming in flavor. It keeps its musky cherry, plum and tobacco flavors in harmony as they sail into the long finish. Drink now through 2008.


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90 points Jay Miller (Wine Advocate): The 2007 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley is medium ruby- colored with an enticing bouquet of toast, cinnamon, rose petal, cherry, and cranberry. Sweet and seamless on the palate, this elegant effort has a bit of structure, excellent con- centration, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. Drink it over the next 6 years. (Oct 2009)

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