2011 Argyle Riesling
Full of plump, ripe Suncrest peach, papaya chutney, and stony minerality, the drinkability of 2011 Argyle Riesling is downright silly. By drinkability, I'm talking about balance in all the right places. Fleshy and round both upfront and through the middle, with pitch-perfect acid along the sides and on the back end. The salvaries begin to gush. Amylase flows as though it were spring time on the Rogue River. Kara-age and daigaku imo!
|BRIX AT HARVEST
|ALCOHOL by VOL.
2011 was the coolest growing season since 1954, including a greatly truncated Indian summer. The first 15 days of October brought some form of cold and precipitation.
October 17-27 saved the day with mostly dry days and one day reached a high of 76. This late in the season, the vines tend to really respond to sun and heat. The wines turned out beautiful, perfumed, and have surprising depth and finish to them. Late season ripening seems to produce wine with leap out of the glass aromatics. This was one of the most challenging vintages ever.
We pressed off the last red wine on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving! Imagine an exhausted, motley, yet grateful harvest crew gathered around the smoked turkey on Thursday. This Thanksgiving was truly something to be grateful for.
||Eola-Amity Hills AVA