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Nuthouse 2003

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Bottle aging this wine in our cellars for a year has benefited this behemoth of a Nuthouse wine. The aromas have developed a mixed pouch of delicious spice to go with the super concentraed black fruit scent. Spice notes include Cuban tobacco leaf, cocoa nib, and a hint of anise. The deep black fruit is wild blackberry with a dollop of blueberry jam. The aroma descriptions pass directly to flavor only with more spice and fruit intensity. Oak char, earth, and grippy tannin structure frame this very large palate of flavor. This wine is one of those to be 'chewed' rather than swirled in the mouth! The finish is textured, spicy and full of air-dried black berry flavor. This is not you shy, pretty sort of 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

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/07/2010

A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2003 Argyle Pinot Noir Nuthouse 750ml



Bottle aging this wine in our cellars for a year has benefited this behemoth of a Nuthouse wine. The aromas have developed a mixed pouch of delicious spice to go with the super concentraed black fruit scent. Spice notes include Cuban tobacco leaf, cocoa nib, and a hint of anise. The deep black fruit is wild blackberry with a dollop of blueberry jam. The aroma descriptions pass directly to flavor only with more spice and fruit intensity. Oak char, earth, and grippy tannin structure frame this very large palate of flavor. This wine is one of those to be 'chewed' rather than swirled in the mouth! The finish is textured, spicy and full of air-dried black berry flavor. This is not you shy, pretty sort of Pinot Noir.

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