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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- United States
Winery Tasting Notes
Here's a wine that will require some time to sit back and ponder over. The obvious notes on the nose of big juicy sweet Oregon blackberries and Rainier cherries have layers of summer cedar forest, strawberry rhubarb cobbler, and roses so deeply red they hurt adding aromatic complexities.
Richness is exuded by this wine that has a palate full of berries fresh off the vine and exotic Asian spices, but with a graceful elegance that is anything but cumbersome. It is a rare and beautiful thing to find a Pinot Noir with this much power that still maintains the balance and finesse that defines the best that the varietal can be.
The 2008 growing season was a "late bloomer". A very dry, cold Spring delayed flowering until July rather than the traditional June time frame. August brought needed rainfall - more rain in August than any one month of March, April or May. As usually happens, the predicted rain in October was called off, and dry Indian Summer weather took hold. Ripening and picking occurre at a nice even pace. Our last day of picking was October 29th.