On the palate the flavor is one of the silkiest in memory, enhanced by a creamy texture. The fruit sweetness is black cherry and ripe plum. Fathoms of chocolate spice and morel earthiness frame the fruit. All this is supported by firm, ripe tannins which linger along with the sweetness for a very long finish. The structure and surprising sweetness should help one to predict significant return on cellaring this wine!
Argyle Pinot Noir is honest and unmingled. The 2012 vintage for Pinot Noir made itself. Fermented in small lots, and blended for purity, this year's blend croons of ripe, red raspberry, morello cherry and a hint of backwoods spice. No other word can describe the palate but lush. Gentle, slightly firm tannin beneath, the acid sings true and long. Enjoy early, or sit on it a few years for enhanced nuance.