Argyle Brut 2000

Vintage from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Price: $26.99
Item No. 85396
  • WS90
  • WE90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1994
  • WS89
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Winemaker's Notes

Perhaps the most exciting vintage for sparkling wine yet from Argyle! The aromas are a wonderful ebb and flow of fruit and mineral. Look for an immediate hit of peach with apricot fruit that flows into double baked wheat cracker yeast, then on into pear tart—vanilla crème. The flavor is multi-tiered and extraordinarily long. Apricot and pear fruit with a toasted yeast edge are balanced atop a crisp, mineral structure. It's this marriage of fruit, bottle age, and mineral, which lend this Brut its creamy texture (especially with food!).

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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. ...

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Learn About Willamette Valley

(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

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Learn About Vintage

Vintage Champagne and Sparkling Wines Vintage Champagne is made in particularly good years with optimum weather and the best grape selection. Some houses, like Dom Perignon, only make vintage Champagne, so they do not produce a wine every year and have no non-vintage bottlings. What makes vintage Champagne better? Well, status for one - many vintage Champagnes are...

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