Nuthouse Wines pay tribute to the past life of our original winery as a Hazelnut processing plant. They are Argyle’s most compelling vehicle for pairing with cuisine for the true representation of aromatics, flavor, texture & balance.
Food Pairing Notes
Created in 1994, Nuthouse wines have a raison d’être, to offer a bigger and bolder, more fruit forward style of Pinot Noir that we aim for in each vintage. Nuthouse Pinot Noir is among our most age-worthy wines, cellaring for 10-15 years or more.
The 2019 growing season began with a cold and wet winter followed by wet and warm spring, leading to a late April bud break. A few frost scares in April gave way to a warmer than average spring. The early June bloom was dry and sunny, with a touch of rain affecting the later ripening Spirit Hill Vineyard in the cool, windy Eola-Amity Hills. Some late June and early July precipitation created a small amount of disease pressure, while the rest of the summer was quite moderate, with fewer heat spikes than we've seen the last number of summers. September brought with it a significant cool down and a series of scattered rain showers, making harvest much more old-school Oregon, dancing with the whims of Mother Nature. A more classically spread out harvest, we started with Pinot Noir in the Dundee Hills on September 4th and finished with Pinot Noir in the upper elevations of the Eola-Amity Hills at Spirit Hill Vineyard on October 16th.
Wine Spectator, 93 Points: “Supple and refined, with elegantly layered, expressive raspberry, fresh violet and baking spice accents that glide on the long, silky finish toward fine tannins. Drink now through 2030.” — Tim Fish, Oct. 2021 | James Suckling, 93 Points: “A juicy red with dried-berry, strawberry and green-tobacco character. It’s full and flavorful, yet round, with velvety tannins that are tight and focused. Needs to open at the end. Try after 2024, but already flavorful and satisfying. Screw cap.”