This Spirithouse has that sort of multi-layered, ethereal, supernatural quality that lives up to its name.If a wine can be described as a feeling, imagine the feel of black velvet on a Southern veranda, taking in the still night air of a full-mooned midnight in something like “the garden of good and evil”. This Spirithouse Pinot Noir congers up amazing layers of scent, feeling, and contemplation.
- USA - Oregon
- United States
"This is considered best of the range of pinot noirs produced by Argyle, a renowned maker based in Oregon, the foremost region for this variety in the US. Full-bodied, this shows cinnamon and spice on the funky nose while the palate is rich, powerful and balanced by crisp acid. Seductive. " Jeff Collerson - Daily Telegraph,(30/JUN/2009)
Supple & Generous.
Supple and generous. A wine of appealing transparency that lets the creamy, floral cherry, plum and raspberry flavors hover gracefully over superfine tannins. It all lingers beautifully, suggesting a good future. Drink now through 2015. Rating 93 - Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator (31/DEC/2007)
Winery Tasting Notes
Aromas of violets in bloom, plum cobbler, dark chocolate blended with black pepper spice, Corsican leather, and vanilla graham cracker.
The flavour is super juicy right through with a seamless transition from blackberry/plum fruit to red and black Subcontinental spices leading gently into a blend with a long, long finish.
Common knowledge to long time residents of Dundee, the century old farmhouse that houses our tasting room has been haunted since the early 1900's. In honour of our ghost’s good spirit, we have chosen to name a wine after her and are proud to present “Spirithouse” to you.
The 2005 vintage was especially challenging. September AND October were significantly cooler and less sunny than normal. Cold fronts from the North Pacific followed one after the other. Good news—bad news: cool wet weather doesn't favour mold growth, cool wet weather makes picking decisions and cellar work much more difficult. The rate of ripening was slowed to a snail’s pace. In the end, dark colour was developed in the skins of the berry while rich late -harvest juicy texture was infused into the fruit. Argyle thrives on this sort of vintage. The wine is the result of our vineyard and winemaking ability to “stay the distance”.