Argyle Reserve Pinot Noir 2004
The flavors are multi-layered and develop wonderfully with time in the glass or decanter. That black cherry fruit appears riding on a carpet of silky texture. Then the complexity kicks in with nutmeg-like spice, forest floor earthiness, chocolate nib, and a transcendent lavender floral component. The finish is fresh, lively and goes on and on.
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.