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 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.
90 Points, Wine Spectator: “Silky and refined, with a complex and expressive core and vibrant raspberry and blueberry flavors accented by sassafras and spiced cinnamon notes.” —TF, 15 Dec 2018