Argyle Chardonnay 2003
Wonderful aromas of pear blossom, citrus-honey, and lime with a hint of fresh rosemary sprig.
The flavor is a big featured, yet sensually round in style. There are flavors of pear, creamed butter and apple tart dusted with rosemary. The center is soft and supple in structure, while extra juicy all the way through the long finish. In typical Argyle style, a "rocky" mineral seam runs right through all the luscious pear, butter and apple flavors.
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.