Reserve Pinot Noir is textbook Willamette Valley Point Noir, a balancing point between the characteristics of fruit grown in two of the Valley’s most iconic AVAS – The Dundee Hills and the Eola-Amity Hills.
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Argyle Pinot Noirs are long aging, maintaining their high natural acidity and minerality borne of late season ripening and fresh fruit character. This wine can be cellared for 10-15 years (or more).
The 2016 growing season began with a warm, dry winter leading to one of our earliest bud breaks on record. Getting off to this kind of pace and continuing with a warm Spring, bloom came early and under a good amount of heat, leading to a shortened window of flowering and also resulting in an uneven but more average sized set, meaning we wouldn’t have to crop thin much later in the season. Summer was warm and consistent, leading into another early start to harvest. Harvest was quick and condensed, starting at Lone Star Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills on August 25th and finishing not even one month later, in the upper elevations of the Eola-Amity Hills at our Spirit Hill Vineyard on September 21st. This was our second growing season ever to be done picking before the month of October.
92 Points, Wine Spectator: “Supple and elegantly complex, with plush raspberry, orange peel and cinnamon flavors that glide along the finish.” —TF, 15 Dec 2018