Argyle Reserve Pinot Noir 2004

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Price: $34.99
Item No. 87142
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1998
  • WE91
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

Leaps out of the glass with black cherry with air–dried raspberry fruit aromas are layered with myrrh, cellar cave earth, and lovely rose petal complexity. It is rare to see New World Pinot Noir with even a hint of floral character anymore.

The flavors are multi-layered and develop wonderfully with time in the glass or decanter. That black cherry fruit appears riding on a carpet of silky texture. Then the complexity kicks in with nutmeg-like spice, forest floor earthiness, chocolate nib, and a transcendent lavender floral component. The finish is fresh, lively and goes on and on.

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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 Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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