This set demonstrates Knudsen Vineyard’s (Dundee Hills AVA) special place in Argyle’s history. The graceful and mineral-driven Blanc de Blancs is sourced from a special block of Chardonnay named after Knudsen family matriarch Julia Lee, while the rich and luxurious Knudsen Brut comes primarily from a block of Pinot Noir planted in 1974 – some of the oldest own-rooted plantings in the Willamette Valley.
This Set Includes:
- 2016 Knudsen Vineyard Blanc de Blancs
- 2015 Knudsen Vineyard Brut
- Sparkling Wine Stopper (included in set price - a $7.50 value)
Wines in this Set
2016 Knudsen Vineyard Blanc de Blancs
Knudsen Vineyard Blanc de Blancs has been sourced from the original, own-rooted Dijon Clone Chardonnay vines planted in Julia Lee's Block since the wine's first bottling in 1995. Planted in 1990 at 850 feet of elevation, this wine displays glazed apricot, ground cardamom, and almond biscotti, refined by layers of delicate precision and volcanic tension. Fermented and aged in our oldest, neutral oak barrels expands its middle palate depth and builds upon its taut, savory length.
2015 Knudsen Vineyard Brut
Planted in 1974 and at 900 feet elevation is where you'll find the parcel of Pinot Noir that makes up the backbone of our Knudsen Vineyard Brut. This combination of old vines at high elevation exhibits both density and elegance, while a small amount of Julia Lee's Chardonnay was blended to enhance vibrancy in a fast-ripening, early-September vintage. Neutral barrel fermentation and aging helps build layers of creamy complexity, displaying cherry blossom, grapefruit zest, and roasted cacao flowing into a long, silky finish.