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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Argyle Reserve Pinot Noir 2002
Argyle Reserve Pinot Noir 2002
(search item no. 61792)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Willamette Valley is best known for their rich Pinot Noir and this is one of the biggest and richest ever from Argyle! Take the color and scent of a Guinee rose, add fruit aromas of black cherry and marion berry with spice aromas of turned earth and dark cocoa and you just begin to approach the complexity of this wine.

"Ripe and generous, with distinctive violet and rose petal overtones to the cherry and spice flavors, lingering with fine texture. Needs time to settle in. Twenty percent of the wine will be bottled under screw cap. The wine bottled under screw cap scored 92 points. Best from 2007 through 2012."
-Wine Spectator

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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.