2008 Argyle Vintage Brut (Magnum)
Our signature sparkling wine preserved for extended bottle aging in a vessel to match the stature of Oregon's legendary 2008 vintage.
90 pts. Wine Spectator & Wine Advocate
90 Pts. Wine Advocate
"The 2008 Brut spent 3 years sur lie and received a dosage of 12 g/l. It displays a bouquet of brioche, pear, apple, and white peach. Crisp, balanced, and lengthy, this excellent value is meant for drinking over the next several years. As usual, Argyle’s sparkling wine offerings are among the best made in the USA” - Jay Miller, September 2011
90 Pts. Wine Spectator
"A light, airy style delivers plenty of pear and pineapple fruit, keeping the balance delicate and fresh. This shows a refreshing balance, and the flavors persist. Drink now.” - Harvey Steiman, October 2012
||63% Pinot Noir & 37% Chardonnay
||Knudsen and Lone Star
|ALCOHOL % by VOL.
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 occurred at a nice even pace. Our last day of picking was October 29th.
||Willamette Valley AVA