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