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Date Printed: 10/20/2014
Argyle Nuthouse Pinot Noir 2000
Argyle Nuthouse Pinot Noir 2000
(search item no. 51873)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 10/20/2014: $35.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The color is a very deep ruby red color. Look for sun thickened black cherry and cassis stock reduction type aromas, accompanied by licorice and toasted fresh sawn oak and cedar. All these aromas are packed into a box of sweet, floral scents reminiscent of garden Violets at evening time. The flavor is very thick of sweet ripe red fruits, silky smooth on the tongue. The freshness of the fruit flavors carry all the way through to the end without a dip in the middle palate. This wine is Tannin rich, but tastes like the rough corners of the tannin molecules have been sanded smooth. The finish is long, long of sweet fresh red fruit, with just a hint of fresh spaded earth.
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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.