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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
Argyle Extended Tirage Brut 2002
Argyle Extended Tirage Brut 2002
(search item no. 120623)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $69.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1995 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1994 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1991 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1989 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#18 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012

Only time can bring out the depth of flavors and aromas that our Extended Tirage develops. In this 2002 vintage Extended Tirage, the nose has delicate layers of cut pear, shortbread cookie, flan, persimmon, quince, and funnel cake. Despite being ten years in the bottle, this wine is delightfully fresh and there is no shortage of glorious bubbles welcoming flavors of crisp red pear, straw notes and crusty baguette. The wine's natural acidity brings a fresh crispness that magically melts and somehow goes creamy on the wine's long finish. The 2002 Extended Tirage is another example of a wine that has taken a decade to craft, but the wait has been well worth it.

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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.