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Date Printed: 4/23/2014
Argyle Brut 2007
Argyle Brut 2007
(search item no. 107769)
green wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/23/2014: $25.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Prepare to be fascinated by this alluring sparkling vintage. The aromas are a weaving together of the best that fine sparkling wines deliver. Look for vanilla spiced pear fruit with very floral citrus blossom scents. A lovely yeastiness blends nicely with fresh baguette bouquet. There's a hint of Fresca-like citrus in there too. The palate is VIBRANT and chock full of tiny bubbles. Pear to red apple fruit folds nicely into vanilla spice. The texture is creamy-plus, providing amazing richness while remaining zippy and citrusy. The yeast flavor has evolved into filo dough right out of the oven. These flavors go on and on after the wine is gone.
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About Argyle:

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 winegrowing.