Our founding winemaker, Rollin Soles, came to the Willamette Valley in the 1980’s to make this wine. It is the foundation on which everything at Argyle is made.
Food Pairing Notes
All Argyle Sparkling Wines are 100% Argyle Grown, vintage-dated, made from hand-picked, cold-pressed grapes, bottle fermented, aged on the yeast for a minimum of 3 years and 'disgorged on demand.'
The 2017 growing season began with a relatively cool and wet spring in comparison to 2014-2016, leading to more normal timing of bud break at the end of April. May was fairly cool with a few blips of heat which lead to a moderately later bloom in mid to late June, depending on elevation. Both cluster size and quantity was larger than 2016 so heavy crop-thinning was in order to produce balanced wines. August was very warm but turned cool in September, which allowed the fruit to hang and gain aromatic complexity. Harvest started with Chardonnay at Lone Star Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills on September 8th and finished with Pinot Noir in the upper elevations of the Eola-Amity Hills at Spirit Hill Vineyard on October 14th.
Wine Spectator, 90 Points: “Sleek and steely, with elegantly expressive lemon and lime flavors that take on mineral and fresh ginger notes on the way toward a vibrant finish. Drink now.” — T.F., November 2021