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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Contemplative and haunting, Spirithouse wines are the nexus between Argyle’s most cutting edge viticulture and most exacting winemaking and are Argyle’s purest expression of power and grace.
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.
91 Points, Wine Spectator: "Precise and vibrant, with compelling cherry and cinnamon tea accents that sail on a lingering finish. Drink now through 2025. 692 cases made." — TF, Web Only 2020