Argyle Winery Pinot Noir 2012
Argyle Pinot Noir is honest and unmingled. The 2012 vintage for Pinot Noir made itself. Fermented in small lots, and blended for purity, this year's blend croons of ripe, red raspberry, morello cherry, and a hint of backwoods spice. No other word can describe the palate but lush. Gentle, slightly firm tannin beneath, the acid sings true and long. Enjoy early, or sit on it a few years for enhanced nuance.
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. Their winemaking is informed through a conversation between sun & rain, warm days, & cool nights. Argyle Pinot Noir celebrates this dialogue with a simplicity, purity of fruit, & silky texture that rewards curiosity & inspires conversations of your own.