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Argyle 2011 Pinot Noir Reserve Willamette Valley

Argyle 2011 Pinot Noir Reserve Willamette Valley
$31.95

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From Oregon, Argyle 2011 Pinot Noir Reserve Willamette Valley by Argyle Winery in the Pinot Noir category is now available at Napacabs.com for only $31.95, inventory was last updated on 2016-05-09 21:31:02.
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According to Wine Spectator - Light and silky, with flavors of black cherry and spice floating on an airy structure, echoing on the delicate finish. Drink now through 2016.

 

According to Wine Advocate - Sourced largely from Lone Start Vineyard but with contributions from Knudsen and Spirit Hill, the Argyle 2011 Pinot Noir Reserve displays sweetly ripe cherry and red raspberry with a confitured aspect rare in this vintage. Smoky black tea adds some interest. For all of its up-front sweetness, this texturally spare Pinot then finishes with brash juiciness accompanied by slightly detached tartness and lemon rind piquancy such as characterize so many of its vintage companions. I imagine it will drink well through 2015, and perhaps it will some gain polish and further complexity.

 

Winemakers Notes - We leaned heavily on our lower elevation fruit in 2011 to isolate our most flavor-rich blocks of Pinot Noir. Being our lowest elevation piece of land, Lone Star Vineyard drives this year’s Reserve Pinot, making up 70% of the blend. As such, the wine leans to the darker end of the spectrum with dark cherry, black tea, and blackberry lily. An Argyle prestige pinot first, this Reserve blend also contains 10% Spirit Hill Vineyard fruit, which is just down the road from Lone Star in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. Higher elevation, north facing and windy, Spirit Hill provides firm structure and density. The final 20% is from Knudsen Vineyard, lending elegance and an underlying red fruit purity. The juicy middle is accented with poised tannins, leading into the long, refined finish.

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