Reserve Pinot Noir is textbook Willamette Valley Point Noir, a balancing point between the characteristics of fruit grown in two of the Valley’s most iconic AVAS – The Dundee Hills and the Eola-Amity Hills.
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Argyle Pinot Noirs are long aging, maintaining their high natural acidity and minerality borne of late season ripening and fresh fruit character. This wine can be cellared for 10-15 years (or more).
The 2015 growing season began with plenty of sunshine and warmth throughout the Spring, leading to an earlier than average bud break. As such, an early bloom kicked off 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 dry, though never getting too hot for too long. Harvest started early at Knudsen Vineyard in the Dundee Hills on August 24th and finished nearly one month later in the upper elevations of the Eola-Amity Hills at our Spirit Hill Vineyard on September 27th. This was our first growing season ever to be done picking before the month of October.
90 Points, Wine Spectator: "Bright and lively, with sleekly appealing cherry, stony mineral and brown spice flavors that finish with refined tannins. Drink now through 2021." –TF, Dec. 31, 2017