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Argyle Winery Spiriithouse Pinot Noir 2005

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Tasting Notes: The aromas are deep and spicy with cherry, spices and a hint of rich vanilla creme. The flavor is mouth filling and extra silky, with a concentrated and succulent finish. Black cherry blends with blueberry-like fruit while retaining a beautifully balanced texture between tannin and fruit sweetness. Look for cedar wood and tamarind spice entwined with rich fruit.

Region: USA » Oregon

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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 Winery Spiriithouse Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: joshwoodward
129954234
3.50 5
05/15/2009

Very light color, with orange tinges. Light strawberry nose. Very light style, very Burgundian. Acidic. Somewhat dusty. Light body. Some black olive notes, and a little juicy.


Snooth User: jaws1970
9220786
3.50 5
10/12/2008

Willamette Valley and Russian River are my new favorites. Maybe because they are the dernier cri in restaurants here in DC so I have tried them more. They are amazing and exciting, although I am still not convinced that the price inflation of wines from this region is justified. Is a $400 bottle of Russian River really worth the same as a Margaux? In any case, I just tried a Pinot Noir blend at Proof DC that is to die for and I am trying to track down the name of that bottle. When I do find it, I am buying a case.


Snooth User: jasontomczak
851883
4.00 5
08/27/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Argyle Winery Spiriithouse Pinot Noir

External Review
03/16/2010

Argyle Winery Pinot Noir 2005 Nuthouse and all other wine from Argyle Winery are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.



Tasting Notes: The aromas are deep and spicy with cherry, spices and a hint of rich vanilla creme. The flavor is mouth filling and extra silky, with a concentrated and succulent finish. Black cherry blends with blueberry-like fruit while retaining a beautifully balanced texture between tannin and fruit sweetness. Look for cedar wood and tamarind spice entwined with rich fruit.

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