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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Argyle Pinot Noir 1997
Argyle Pinot Noir 1997
(search item no. 218)

PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 86 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1997 Pinot Noir is a bright, deep ruby red. The first olfactory impressions are of a complex combination of spices (cardamon, cinnamon, vanilla), black fruits, cedar, and earth. Flavors lean toward black fruits; black cherries, black plums, and blackberries. Medium-bodied, the wine is viscous and rich with firm, sandy tannins. The finish is long with a nice balance between sweet, ripe fruit and soft, chewy tannins. Drink now or cellar three to four years.
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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.