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 2017 growing season began with a relatively cool and wet spring in comparison to 2014-2016, leading to more normal timing of bud break at the end of April. May was fairly cool with a few blips of heat which lead to a moderately later bloom in mid to late June, depending on elevation. Both cluster size and quantity was larger than 2016 so heavy crop-thinning was in order to produce balanced wines. August was very warm but turned cool in September, which allowed the fruit to hang and gain aromatic complexity. Harvest started with Chardonnay at Lone Star Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills on September 8th and finished with Pinot Noir in the upper elevations of the Eola-Amity Hills at Spirit Hill Vineyard on October 14th.
Wine Spectator, 90 Points: “Sleek and elegantly built, with appealing cherry and savory spice flavors that glide on a long finish.” - Tim Fish, Feb. 2020