2000 Spirithouse Pinot Noir
The aroma of this ruby-red Spirithouse Pinot Noir races out of the glass in a concentrated line of elements which then circle and complex into a whopping-great nose full of pleasure. Look for fruit of blackberries, dried Huckleberries and dark cherry, followed by spice of Campari-like black licorice and whole clove. This meaty fruit bomb is then wrapped around a center of the smell one can get from volcanic stones like granite or basalt. The flavors are signature sweet and silky, with big, rounded tannins complemented by a concentrated effort by dark chocolate, vanilla, and dark black fruit/blueberry and a sensuous fresh Manila mango cream in the middle. This wine has the fruit of our 98 vintage, but has an mineral, edginess unique to the 2000 vintage. This is one of the very most exciting wines yet to come from Argyle’s Pinot Noir program.