Argyle’s Tirage Library in in Dundee has sparkling wines still aging on the yeast, dating back to our first vintage in 1987.
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The best vehicle for long-term ageability is capturing vintages in large format. We've given you a head start on the first few years of aging with this rare selection from our library.
The majority of the 2013 growing season was pretty normal in terms of weather, much like 2012, when La Niña faded and customary conditions returned. Bud break and bloom timing were on the mark, indicating an early October Pinot Noir harvest.
Toward the end of September just after our sparkling harvest, the forecast seemed more ominous and hardly believable. Argyle’s experience and maturity paid big dividends against such a backdrop. As the certainty of the forecast increased, we went to work at low elevations, particularly our Lone Star Vineyard. After the initial wave, we hunkered down and received 6 inches of rain in one weekend. We caught our breath and waited –almost a full week. Following the rain there was another flurry of activity as we went to work dropping any compromised fruit. Yields were certainly diminished but as the end of September blew over we were blessed with a dry, sunny October. This late-game break in the weather allowed our high elevation grapes to dry out and ripen into a small, but gorgeous crop.
89 Points , Wine Spectator
"Crisp and precise, with apple and pomelo aromas and sleek, tangy flavors that finish with vibrancy. Drink now." –TF, April 30, 2017