Argyle Spirithouse Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Item No. 121076
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • RP92
  • ST91
  • WS91
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Winemaker's Notes

The first clue to the depth of this wine is the striking garnet hue. This is a very seductive Pinot Noir wrapped in an aromatic robe of clove and allspice notes draped with juicy red raspberry and kirsch with nuances of incense cedar and roasted wild game. On the palate, the 2009 Spirithouse Pinot exudes class with an inviting structure of satiny tannins and a delicate balance of morello cherry driven fruit lifted by clean acidity and supported by just enough oak structure. This is a wine that will draw you in with its grace, elegance, and power.

Critical Acclaim

"The fruit for 2009 Pinot Noir Spirithouse was sourced from the Knudsen Vineyard in Dundee Hills. It is rounder, richer, and more unctuous than the Nuthouse bottling but not with the latter’s precision focus."
92 Points

"Fresh and inviting, with juicy cherry and spice flavors pushing through a layer of firm tannins. The fruit prevails expressively on the finish. Should develop with cellaring."
91 Points

"Vivid ruby. Sexy, floral-accented aromas of red berry preserves, cola and mocha, with a spicy topnote. Lively and precise on entry, then richer in the mid-palate, offering intense cherry and black raspberry flavors lifted by zesty acidity. Finishes with gentle tannic grip and very good spicy persistence. This youthful wine really deserves a few years of bottle age, at a minimum.
Rating: 91(+?)"
91 Points

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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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The 2012 Nuthouse Pinot Noir displays brilliant garnet color with aromas that are initially delicate and ethereal, hinting at fresh ...
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