Argyle Reserve Pinot Noir 2012 - Willamette Valley, Oregon


winemaker's notes:

This wine just sings classic Oregon Pinot Noir with delicate floral notes melding with ripe cherry and raspberry wrapped in a light robe of baking spices. The wine has a rich hued Burgundy color with a sparkling brilliance and great clarity. The wine opens with bright, clean flavors of black cherry and forest berries. The palate adds complexities of clove and nutmeg oak spice and hints of earthy tertiary flavors coming through. The long, elegant finish is complimented by Argyle's signature silky tannins. This is a wine that begs to be drunk now, but with self-control will pay the dividends of complexity and greater depth with aging.

critical acclaim:

"This fragrant red offers raspberry, rose petal and white pepper aromas, following through on the open-textured palate and lingering well against lightly sandy tannins. Drink now through 2018."

91 Points

Wine Spectator

"The 2008 Pinot Noir Reserve is darker in color with aromas of violets, incense, cinnamon, black cherry, and black raspberry. Richer and more structured than the Willamette Valley cuvee, it will evolve for 2-3 years and offer prime drinking from 2012 to 2020."

91 Points

The Wine Advocate

"Deep red. Oak-spiced red berries and cherry on the nose, with a smoky note that picks up steam with air. Round and attractively sweet, offering plump cherry and raspberry flavors and no rough edges. Shows good tangy cut and bite on the finish, which echoes the cherry note. This is delicious right now. "

90 Points

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