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Date Printed: 7/26/2014
Argyle Nuthouse Pinot Noir 2007
Argyle Nuthouse Pinot Noir 2007
(search item no. 106442)
screw cap wine
green wine

Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $46.99

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
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
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 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:

Whoa, buddy! I tasted this wine immediately after our 2000 Extended Tirage and was expecting to be underwhelmed after enjoying such a noble wine as our ET. Result: this may be the most interesting, complex, and balanced Pinot Noir we've made here! The aromas jump out of the glass with bright vibrancy. Rich Bing cherry fruit, Santa Rosa plum, pie spices, cinnamon stick, with bouquet of forest loam and woods-edge Northwest bramble fruits make this a very seductive Pinot Noir. The mouth-feel is surprisingly silky and concentrated in texture. The middle palate has delightful juiciness of Bing cherry and red plum fruit. From middle to its long finish this wine is complexed by presence of spices reminiscent of bergamot and citrus oil, with a hint of the sort of herb component that evolves into floral aromas with age.
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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.