Argyle Brut Rose 2007
Vintage from Willamette Valley, Oregon
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
The 2007 Argyle Brut Rosé is an artistic blend of Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir, both grown on the highest blocks of Knudsen Vineyards in the Dundee Hills of Oregon. The very first aromas are of raspberry, juicy anjou pear and hints of Tillamook strawberries. The tongue-tickling fizz introduces a clean, satisfying minerality with excellent balance and mild tannin. Essence of sun-warmed rose petals and pomegranate linger on the palate and evolve into sublime hints of cherry-currant and strawberry creme. Delicious on its own or paired with vegetarian fare, seafood, poultry, pizzas and any patisserie.
"The 2007 Brut Rose is the best that winemaker Rollin Soles has made to date. Medium pink-colored, it has an alluring perfume of strawberry, rose petal, cinnamon, and raspberry. Rich, creamy, and concentrated, this lengthy, flavorful effort is a hedonist's delight. It merits pairing with the finest caviar or jamon Iberico."
The Wine Advocate
"Like a kir royale, exuding brandied cassis and raspberry flavors on a dry frame, with creamy bubbles. Finishes off-dry, with refinement. Drink now. 1,825 cases made. "
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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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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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