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Date Printed: 4/19/2014
Argyle Spirithouse Pinot Noir 2003
Argyle Spirithouse Pinot Noir 2003
(search item no. 85746)
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Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $64.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is an impressive wine from a warm and complex vintage. The aroma is deep and concentrated with distinct black cherry extract, ripe plum, a hint of cedar smoke, and a dark chocolate spiciness. The flavor and mouth-feel are voluptuous and satiny. The texture is juicy all the way through to a very long lasting sweetness with mild tannin afterthought. Amazing with chocolate covered hazelnuts, chateaubriand and roasted turkey.
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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.