Argyle Extended Tirage Brut 1996
Look for a concentrated honeysuckle floral aroma, lemon-grass, lime blossom, with a spicy potpourri of coriander and fresh basil leaf. The flavor is delightfully fresh with a super-creamy mouth-feel. The bead is extra fine and lasts well into your second flute-full. Citrus flavors wrapped into vanilla crème are framed by a light touch of toasted yeast character. The finish is complex, lasting, mineral in character with that crème setting sail on the taste buds.
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.