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Date Printed: 11/22/2014
Argyle Spirithouse Pinot Noir 2007
Argyle Spirithouse Pinot Noir 2007
(search item no. 108087)
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/22/2014: $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
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
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The aromas of this bright ruby red wine leap out of the glass with lovely rose petal floral intensity blended with cherry and raspberry red fruit. This wine speaks volumes for elegance right of the bat. The flavor is full ripe red cherry fruit with surprising juicy centerdness. The bright fruit carries on long into the finish leaving a fresh red fruited impression. Seldom do we get a vintage that displays the "nervosity" one can enjoy from cool climate grown wines. It is this nervosity that lends one toward that "Pavlov's Dog"salivating effect that rare wines can obtain.
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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.