Argyle Extended Tirage Brut 2000

Vintage from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Item No. 106897
  • bubbly, sparkling & champagne
  • boutique wine
  • collectible wine
  • Green wine
  • WS95
  • RP93
Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
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Winemaker's Notes

What were you up to in the year 2000? It proved to be one of the most fascinating vintages in Oregon. If you've "socked" my Nuthouse chardonnay and Prestige level Pinot Noirs away in the cellar, you are one of the very lucky ones. I love how complex 10 years on yeast sparkling can get. The aromas include a revolving sense of red plum- apple pie, ripe pear fruit, blossom honey, graham cracker yeastiness, and dare I say exotic mango-like creaminess. We could go on and on about how many wine descriptors there are for this great wine. I'll donate a few words here and look forward to hearing about yours. I got beautiful ripe pear and mango-smoothie fruit and creaminess that wrapped itself around an amazing mineral acidity. The beginning, middle, and finish are a cornucopia of fruit, richness of mouth-feel that we've come to expect out of this great wine offering. If prodded, one can find mango-apricot-pear (Nashi and Anjou), apple (red and yellow ones, not green ones)-crabapple fruit hints. The yeast age is just right, like flakey brioche aromas spritzing through the rich fruit flavor of this fine fizz.

Critical Acclaim

"Refined and elegant, delivering beautifully intense layers of pear, caramel, spice and whole-grain toast that mingle seamlessly as the finish rolls on and on. The length is truly impressive, and the deftness of the balance makes this special."
95 Points

"The 2000 Extended Tirage is made up of 54% Chardonnay and 46% Pinot Noir. Light gold in color, it displays more complex aromas and flavors with an attractive minerality added to the mix. Mouth-filling, creamy textured, and long, this pleasure-bent bubbly is meant for drinking over the next 3-4 years"
93 Points

Learn About Argyle Map ItMap It

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. ...

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Learn About Willamette Valley

(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

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Learn About Vintage

Vintage Champagne and Sparkling Wines Vintage Champagne is made in particularly good years with optimum weather and the best grape selection. Some houses, like Dom Perignon, only make vintage Champagne, so they do not produce a wine every year and have no non-vintage bottlings. What makes vintage Champagne better? Well, status for one - many vintage Champagnes are...

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