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Argyle Willamette Valley Brut 2007

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90 points Wine Spectator: Tight, spicy and distinctive for the lemon meringue and spice overtones to green apple and toast flavors. Drink now. (12/15/10) 90 points Jay Miller (Wine Advocate): The 2007 Brut displays a bouquet of brioche, pear, apple, and white peach. Crisp, balanced, and lengthy, this outstanding value is meant for drinking over the next several years. (Oct 2010)

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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

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Snooth User: kboof
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1.50 5
09/27/2011

One and a half glasses

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Snooth User: JakeWallace79
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4.50 5
08/08/2011

Yet another winner from the Argyle team. Having spent time in the Champagne region of France I have learned a thing or two about sparkling wine. The 2007 Brut is a very fine sparkling wine, crisp and clean with an abundance of peach nuances, this sparkler is ready for a party now or NYE 2013!


External Reviews for Argyle Willamette Valley Brut

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Source: WineChateau.com
03/27/2010

The 2007 Argyle Brut Rose is an artistic blend of Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir, both grown on the highest blocks of Knudsen Vineyards in the Dundee Hills of Oregon. The very first aromas are of raspberry, juicy anjou pear and hints of Tillamook strawberries. The tongue-tickling fizz introduces a clean, satisfying minerality with excellent balance and mild tannin. Essence of sun-warmed rose petals and pomegranate linger on the palate and evolve into sublime hints of cherry-currant and strawberry creme. Delicious on its own or paired with vegetarian fare, seafood, poultry, pizzas and any patisserie.



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90 points Wine Spectator: Tight, spicy and distinctive for the lemon meringue and spice overtones to green apple and toast flavors. Drink now. (12/15/10) 90 points Jay Miller (Wine Advocate): The 2007 Brut displays a bouquet of brioche, pear, apple, and white peach. Crisp, balanced, and lengthy, this outstanding value is meant for drinking over the next several years. (Oct 2010)

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