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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Argyle Pinot Noir 1999
Argyle Pinot Noir 1999
(search item no. 22411)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 86 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $18.49

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
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Pinot Noir is a deep red violet color. Super ripe, deep, blueberry- blackberry jam, tar, earthy, thick, viscous, seasoned cedar, violets, etc. are the terms resonating in both aroma and flavor of this year s offering. Imagine a blackberry vine visited in early Fall loaded with over-ripe neglected berries. All these flavors and more are framed by firm tannins and linger on the palate long, long after the glass is finished. Worth cellaring for 3-4 years, or decanting before serving if you cant wait that long.
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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.