Argyle Spirithouse Pinot Noir 2004

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Item No. 86877
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
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Winemaker's Notes

This is a surprisingly ripe Spirithouse wine, considering it is derived from our highest elevation spot in Knudsen Vineyard.

Uber ripe fruit aromas include plum with blackberry concentrate, lovely cedar-bergamot spice, and an interesting sort of ‘bramble' character, with a rich slathering of dark chocolate nib. This is a "Pavlov's Pinot" kind of wine for me.

The flavor is bursting with juiciness with very fine textured tannins. That concentrated blackberry fruit is so rich one could figuratively slice it with a knife. Spices of dark chocolate and cola nut are met with plum sauce fruit in the long finish.

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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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