Argyle Reserve Pinot Noir 2007

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Item No. 105218
  • RP91
  • WS90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.3%

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:
  • 1998
  • WE91
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

The aroma of this beautiful bright Pinot Noir offering has cherry blossom floral with ripe red cherry, raspberry jam, and spice laden vanilla bean complexities. The color is a cheerful ruby red and is extremely inviting. The flavors are red fruited, red cherry folded into Vosges forest oak spice of nutmeg and earth. The facula for this refreshing Pinot Noir is red currant, a first for my 23 years of Oregon winemaking! The cellar was chock full of wonderful, red raspberry aromas during fermentation in 2007. This wine is one to enjoy but seriously cellar, as it is red fruit freshness that lends age-ability.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2007 Pinot Noir Reserve is a juicy, rich, succulent effort that manages to retain a sense of elegance because of its moderate alcohol and silky texture. It can be enjoyed now but should provide pleasure for a decade. "
91 Points

"Elegant, with a light burr of tannins under the pretty raspberry and red cherry flavors, lingering against a floral note on the finish. Drink now through 2012. 3,000 cases made. "
90 Points

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Bill Zipper - Ocean Springs, MS (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(3/24/2011)
Good the first day, got better the second and third day. May want to decant some to move on to some of those better flavors I experienced the second and third day.
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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 Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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