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 wines have received a total of 11 Wine Spectator Top 100 designations - more than any other winery in Oregon. Argyle Pinot Noir is an honest representation of the Willamette Valley. Fermented entirely in small lots, and blended for purity, 2013 toes the line between red and dark cherry, while offering spicy forest floor and hints of black tea. The palate is lively and graceful, building density and focus as the silky tannins build into the long, energetic finish.