Grape(s): Pinot Noir
Localization: Willamette, Oregon, USA
Tasting Notes: Ranging from juicy red cherry to blackberry and evolving with exotic spices such as star anise, peppercorn and black tea, the Willamette Valley Pinot Noir displays the true nature of place. In part of fermenting in small vessels, we extract pillowy and refined tannins while preserving the striking acidity of the cool climate, youthful and age worthy Pinot Noir.
The Domain: Twenty-five years ago, Argyle began making wine in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Since 1987, winemaker Rollin Soles and viticulturist Allen Holstein have teamed up to produce world-class method Champenoise sparkling wines, barrel-fermented Chardonnay, and silky-textured Pinor Noir from low-yielding vines that are winery farmed on some of the best hillside slopes and elevations. Argyle wines have received a total of 11 Wine Spectator Top 100 designations - more than any other winery in Oregon. The Argyle wines represented on this list include sparkling wine, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir, truly making Argyle one of the finest practitioners of the craft of elegant, long-lived wine growing.