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2005 Reserve Pinot Noir (Mag)
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2005 Reserve Pinot Noir (Mag)

2005 Reserve Pinot Noir (Mag)

"How dark is the ocean, how deep is the sea?” The answer just might be in a glass of this Reserve Pinot Noir! This Pinot Noir has a seductive rich, super dark ruby-violet color. The aromas reflect one’s expectations of a cool year, dark colored Pinot. Aromas leap out the glass with black cherry, black cherry leather, and cedar, cedar smoke with a ripping portion of cinnamon spice, finishing off with a delicate hint of violet flower patch. Use of new oak was delicate, so the aromas are real time Pinot Noir! The flavor is a big juicy mouthful with firm tannin structure framed by velvet texture. The fruit is all about black cherry all the way to a very long finish. Spice of “far away lands” rounds out the complexity of this exciting, cool season vintage Pinot Noir.

92 Points, Wine Advocate
91 Points,
Wine Spectator
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92 Points, Wine Advocate
"The 2005 Pinot Noir Reserve is sourced from the winery’s Knudsen Vineyard. The nose features lavender, cinnamon, rose petal, cassis, and raspberry. The wine has vibrant acidity and the structure typical of the 2005 vintage but with more than enough fruit to provide balance."

91 Points, Wine Spectator
"Light and fragrant, a welcoming wine with pretty plum and currant fruit at the forefront, hinting at five-spice powder and a meaty note as the finish slides past effortlessly. Drink now through 2015. 4,900 cases made"
- Harvey Steiman

HARVEST DATES 9/30 - 10/20, 2005
BRIX AT HARVEST 23.0
ALCOHOL % by VOL. 14.0%
CASES PRODUCED 4900

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 favor mold growth, cool wet weather makes picking decisions and cellar work much more difficult. The rate of ripening was slowed to a snails pace. In the end, dark color was developed in the skins of the grape while rich, late harvest juicy texture was infused into the fruit. This is the sort of vintage Argyle thrives on. The wine is the result of our vineyard and winemaking ability to “stay the distance”.
Vintage: 2005
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Appellation: Willamette Valley AVA
Alcohol %: 14.0
 
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