Argyle Nuthouse Pinot Noir is bottle-aged in Argyle's cellars for one year. All Argyle Pinot Noir are bottled unfiltered. Argyle's Pinot Noir style strives to achieve a mouth feel of ripe fruit, silky texture, integrated oak nuances and a long, structured finish.
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"Bright, effusive and generous with its raspberry, red cherry, nutmeg and cream flavors, lingering impressively on the polished finish. This jumps out of the glass, not for its size or any single element, but for its seamlessness and focus. " www.winespectator.com, Harvey Steiman (USA), 03 Jan 09 93 Points
"The 2005 Nuthouse Pinot Noir is one of the major successes of a challenging vintage. It has a slightly aged appearance and is exhibiting an alluring perfume of spice, red fruits, and blueberry. On the mid-palate it has a wide band of fruit atypical for 2005. It has the structure of the vintage so it may well evolve for 4-5 years and drink well through 2020.It is a home run for the vintage." Wine Advocate, Robert Parker (USA), 30 Oct 08 94 Points
"Engaging nose—heady porcini, dark ripe fruit, grapefruit peel, pine needle and underlying savory spice. The lavish, elegant palate has ripe red fruit and sizable, finely grained tannins. Plenty of oak and lingering brown spice on the lengthy finish. Great for the style." San Francisco Chronicle, Lynne Char Bennett (USA), 03 Oct 08 3 Stars
Winery Tasting Notes
The aroma is tumescent with BLUEBERRY fruit! Blended with this wonderful robust blue fruit one can find Moroccan spices, a hint of butterscotch, and believe it or not a sense of gravel earthiness. As the aroma implies and promises, the flavor is concentrated blueberry and blackberry juice, which aids integration of nice spice flavored French oak.
The palate is rich, creamy, and super juicy!
This whopper of a wine seems to have everything. Rocky earthiness, black forest cake, and a surprise raspberry to red cherry flavor in the long finish.