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The aroma is surprisingly robust. Look for dark fruit aromatics like black berry, black cherry with nice Spice Route...Read more...
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Enjoyed an earlier vintage at a restaurant in Oregon. Easy and smooth, if a bit thin. Considering this as an additional "house wine", with its rea... Read more
Light red. Spicy raspberry and cherry on the nose, with a light kiss of bitter chocolate adding complexity. Smooth red fruit flavors become chewier... Read more
Winemaker's notes:2009 was all about farming to balance Mother Nature’s surprises. Argyle's farming culture got the crop level right on. We strippe... Read more
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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.
Winemaker's notes:2009 was all about farming to balance Mother Nature’s surprises. Argyle's farming culture got the crop level right on. We stripped leaves after the burning sun of August and in time
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.
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 4ndash;6 years. Visiting with Rollin Sole, the head man at Argyle, is always a great learning experience.
Fresh, lively, and easygoing, this dark ruby-colored wine offers brambleberries, black cherries, and juicy pit fruit flavors.
Black cherry and brown spice aomas swirl around a solid core of well-balanced fruit flavors.
Its fruit aroma is a huge meacute;lange of bright, concentrated raspberry with a hint of citrus and creamy vanilla bean spice. The flavor is super-sweet blackberry/raspberry fruitiness with a cregrave;me brulee texture. The sweet middle segues into a long dark fruit centered finish.
2009 was all about farming to balance Mother Nature’s surprises. Argyle’s farming culture got the crop level right on. We stripped leaves after the burning sun of August and in time for the Labor Day rains. We also believed September’s drying, east wind forecast and put a security of water onto the vines to help them ride out the drying, late season heat with a maximum of ripening—which is the name of the game here in the Willamette Valley. Picking was unusually “segmented” this year. Usually we can say that every 200’ rise in elevation can mean 10 days difference in ripening and thus picking. But in 2009 Argyle picked high and low elevation fruit at the same time! We picked all the sparkling fruit, then rested for a couple of days, then all the Chardonnay for still wine, rested another few days then all the red came in. The resulting wines are gorgeous, perky and sexy. I don’t know that I have seen a more sensuous expression of ﬂavor and aromas in my 23 years of Willamette Valley winemaking.
The aroma is surprisingly robust. Look for dark fruit aromatics like black berry, black cherry with nice Spice Route spicy complexity. The ﬂavor is rich and robust as well. Black cherry folds nicely into lovely fresh earth on the middle palate. The ending is ripe black cherry and plum fruited.
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