WS 90 Pts - According to Wine Spectator - Light-footed, with a nice transparency to the focused currant and rhubarb flavors, finishing on a lemony spice note. Drink now through 2016. 3,500 cases made.
According to Wine Advocate - From their Knudsen Vineyard – with those of Stoller and Lone Star in supporting roles – the Argyle 2010 Pinot Noir Reserve is wreathed seductively and surprisingly in wisteria, buddleia, and mint that convey a metaphorically cooling tone to the soothing, juicy palate evocation of blueberry and dark cherry.
Winemakers Notes - Aromas in these cool growing seasons are always "leap out of the glass" intense! Look for violets, spiced black cherry, and a hint of blueberry blossom. The black cherry component evolves into red cherry/currant aromas with time in the glass. (That's like discovering the Fountain of Youth for Pinot Noir!). The texture is immediately a surprisingly dense mouthfeel, yet light on it's feet. Pinot noir red fruits abound throughout the palate. There's an amazing balance, where each segment of flavor from beginning, to middle, to the long finish is of equal intensity. 13.5% ABV.