Argyle Pinot Noir 2005
The aromas of this wine are multitudinous, or is that "multistage", or multifarious. Red fruit as in concentrated pomegranate is woven into black fruit as in Marion berry, with a frill of blueberry tart. A wonderful Guinee rose scent spirals out of the glass.
The flavor is dense yet very juicy textured, especially in the center of the palate. Pomegranate and Marion berry meld with spice. The finish is long, succulent, and ends with a dark chocolate note.
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.