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Argyle Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2016

Member Review by puhnner:

Great Pinot..Musty, Earthy, Herbs and Spices, and Roasted Fruit rather than a bright Fruit forward Pinot. Very smooth, well balanced with just a hint of Tannins.Lovely and very well priced.

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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 Willamette Valley

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Snooth User: puhnner
1534072,527
4.50 5
Vintage: 2012 07/25/2016

Great Pinot..Musty, Earthy, Herbs and Spices, and Roasted Fruit rather than a bright Fruit forward Pinot. Very smooth, well balanced with just a hint of Tannins.Lovely and very well priced.


Snooth User: Siobhan Mattison
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2012 09/16/2013

Light and fruity, peach, grapefruit. Light-bodied and good with just about anything.


Snooth User: amy mueller
15238492
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 07/26/2014

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: connie7899
439221,479
2.50 5
Vintage: 2011 09/09/2013

A bit more acidic than I remember. Decent weight pinot, but on the drier side. Love anything in Willamette Valley for pinot but this was a bit disappointing in comparison to other options.


Snooth User: hagerty
127515820
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 04/14/2013

Peppery and lihht


Snooth User: dbhonig
283711,150
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 02/15/2009

Not anything special Pinot. Rather thin, strawberry/cherry plus black tea tannins.


Snooth User: raindance
2001541,834
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 12/03/2009

With "The Turkey" on a late November Thursday afternoon in 2009 with friends and family.


External Reviews for Argyle Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

External Review
Vintage: 2012 07/16/2015

Lithe, with a nice transparency to the polished texture and the tea leaf-accented cherry and herb flavors, sliding easily into a graceful finish. Drink now through 2017.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 07/16/2015

A wonderful controlled explosion of fruit and textures on the palate; bright Bing cherry complemented by savory plum; the flavors combine with some brightness on the mid-palate; a satisfying finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 07/27/2012

Pale, rose petal ruby color. A soft but expressive nose of tart red fruit, dried herbs, and a floral lift lead into a light to medium bodied palate. Fresh and floral, this boasts true red fruit varietal character and a nice spice component. Open and ... Geoffrey Binder. A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2010 Argyle Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2010 03/08/2012

That sums up the 2010 Argyle Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. This Pinot Noir has a surprising amount going on in the glass - from up front fruit to earthy complexity and spice nuances.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 04/09/2008

Rich and fruity Pinot Noir is the focus at this winery from the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Medium-bodied, soft berry fruit and simply great varietal character keeps us coming back for more.



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