Nuthouse Chardonnay is all about the interplay of savory texture and mineral edge. There is a satisfying and long lasting richness that is hard to define in words. A chord which travels from the back of the palate, through the spine and into the crust of the volcanic soil of the Willamette Valley. Fresh cut wheat, lemon sabayon, crêpes suzette, and delicate flake pastry. There is a degree of convection, the concerted, collective movement of groups or aggregates of molecules within this chardonnay, one may say the third dimension. It brings dreams of char-grilled crustaceans and blackened squid.100% barrel fermented.
Argyle Chardonnay is an exercise in purity. No bells or whistles, this is 100% Dijon clone, 100% stainless steel fermented chardonnay. Faint straw, almost green in color, the aromatics bring to mind rock melon, white tea, and Eureka lemon. The mid-palate is sleek with mouth-watering acidity and a deceptively silky texture. The richness is sneaky, waiting to be unlocked with, perhaps, pan-seared scallops, beurre blanc, shallots, black pepper.
Mouthwatering is the first descriptor that comes to mind. A nose of sweet white peach, orange blossom, and cool nectarine with an overlay of toasted hazelnuts, clove and allspice that is so fresh, pure and clean that it just fires up those salivary glands. It opens with a full mouth feel with notes of baked peach and toasted hazelnuts and delicious notes of honey and hints of graham cracker. The palate finishes with clean oak spice notes and a stony minerality that quenches and excites. Pour me another glass of that Nuthouse!
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GROUPS OF 8 OR MORE
In order to provide special attention to all of our guests, we require larger groups of 8 or more people to make arrangements prior to visiting the winery. If you have any questions, or if you would like to request a group visit, please email Argyle's Tasting Room Manager.
*During Memorial Day weekend and Thanksgiving weekend, large groups do not need to make reservations.