Brilliantly garnet in color, the aromas are initially delicate and ethereal, hinting at fresh rose petal and red earth. As it opens up, more complex aromas emerge of dark chocolate, anise, and wild cherries. The mid palate is deep and creamy, poised against firm tannins and long, savory acid. You'll want to drink it right out of the gate, as this 2012 vintage comes to you fully assembled, but don't sleep on aging this little beauty, as she's got many, many years to go in the bottle.
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 wine-farmed hillside slopes. In fact, they were named "Oregon's Premier Winery" by Wine Spectator in 2000. Argyle's vineyards tell new stories each vintage.