Argyle Chardonnay 2005
The aromas are a wonderful high-toned honeysuckle blossom, citrus flower, star fruit mix with complex spices of vanilla and white pepper adding depth and a sense of minerality.
When a wine has minerality in its structure, its likely to become creamy textured with food. This Chardonnay displays minerality, yet retains a juicy centered texture. Flavors of lime-ade, lemon grass, and a chilled apple crisp appear front, center and throughout the long finish.
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.