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Argyle Brut Willamette Valley
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Wine Details

Vineyard

Argyle

Style

Sparkling

Wine Description

(From 2010 Vintage) Light, crisp and expressive, with a prickly fizz underscoring the lively pear and citrus flavors, finishing long, with a light toasty note.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2011 Vintage) The flavors are a fresh, crisp version of white peach, ripe apple, baked pastry with a mango-vanilla-yeast bouquet. The tartness is pleasantly wrapped into a sweet fruit finish.

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    91 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 Brut is a blend of 58% Chardonnay and 42% Pinot Noir. Medium straw-colored, it has a classy nose of mineral, biscuit, apple, and baking spices. Crisp, bright, and creamy-textured, this superb sparkling wine begs the question, why buy Champagne? Rollin Soles is convinced that great Chardonnay can be produced in the Willamette Valley. He presented a vertical of Nut House Chardonnay from 1999 through 2007 to make his point. The wines clearly reflect vintage conditions with 1999 and 2002 showing particularly well and 2003 reflecting the effects of extreme heat spikes. Argyle's Pinot Noir fruit was all picked pre-rain. However, there is no green or herbaceous character in any of the wines" Jay Miller

    about 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2011 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/26/2008
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2011 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/1999
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/2013
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/1999
  • Wine Spectator
    (From «nv» Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/1999