Knudsen Vineyard is one of the Willamette Valley’s most historic vineyard sites. Knudsen is famous for innovation that has continually improved quality from clonal selection to high-density vine spacing.
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Argyle pioneered single vineyard Sparkling Wine with the inaugural releases of 1995 vintage Knudsen Vineyard Brut and Blanc de Blancs.
The 2016 growing season began with a warm, dry winter leading to one of our earliest bud breaks on record. Getting off to this kind of pace and continuing with a warm Spring, bloom came early and under a good amount of heat, leading to a shortened window of flowering and also resulting in an uneven but more average sized set, meaning we wouldn't have to crop thin much later in the season. Summer was warm and consistent, leading into another early start to harvest. Harvest was quick and condensed, starting at Lone Star Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills on August 25th and finishing not even one month later, in the upper elevations of the Eola-Amity Hills at our Spirit Hill Vineyard on September 21st. This was our second growing season ever to be done picking before the month of October.
93 Points, Wine Spectator: “Luxurious aromas of caramel brioche and baked apple draw in vibrant accents of lemon verbena and fresh ginger, balancing out this crisp yet full-bodied bubbly. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Drink now.” —TF, 2 December 2020