Spirit Hill Vineyard is Argyle’s highest elevation site where the Van Duzer winds whip through the vineyard, keeping this wine fresh and crisp. Perfect with oysters on the half-shell.
Food Pairing Notes
It’s early in its lifespan but Spirit Hill is beginning to display a combination of attributes we’ve come to know at our two their vineyards in the Dundee and Eola Hills…call it the best of both worlds.
The 2014 growing season began with plenty of sunshine and warmth throughout the Spring. About two weeks ahead of normal, the early June bloom continued with fantastic weather, leading to an above average fruit set. This required us to meticulously thin our vineyards in order to capture dense, vibrant fruit flavors.
The summer was quite warm, seeing a near record number of 90º+ days. The Pinot Noir harvest started in the Dundee Hills on September 10th and finished nearly one month later in the upper elevations of the Eola-Amity Hills on October 7th.
90 Points, Wine Spectator: “Vibrant and fresh, with fresh lemon, wet stone and vanilla curd accents that finish on a steely note.” —TF, 15 Dec 2018