Black Brut represents Argyle at play: a lighthearted take made of 100% high-elevation Willamette Valley fruit, with the simple mission to refresh, to celebrate, and to toast the "magic hour."
2012 in the Willamette Valley was a season of generosity, without sacrificing focus. Bringing tightly wound, yet focused acidity from the elevated hillsides, the 2012 Black Brut is rich and elegant, while being both delicately red and black cherry, supported by savoury fruit mince spice. The bead is direct, leading to a supple, long finish.
Argyle Brut Rosé is magic-in-the-making. How else can we describe the storybook marriage of our most vibrant fruit? Argyle Brut Rosé weds rose petal aromas and delicate fruit flavors in an opulent structure renewing our vow to craft the very finest vintage Sparkling Wine.
At the top of Knudsen Vineyards in the Dundee Hills, at 950 feet of elevation, is where you'll find our 2.5 acre planting of Pinot Meunier. We take advantage of the late ripening spot to retain bright, fresh acidity and mineral edge. The balance of the wine is equally blended between the aforementioned Knudsen Vineyard and our younger, but equally high elevation Spirit Hill Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills.
The color is bright, pale salmon pink, while its bouquet is full of rose petal, cherry kernel, and pomegranate. The barrel aging of the red wine component contributes to its savory complexity, while its delicate, creamy bead leads to a long textural finish.
One singular varietal grown on one solitary block from one single vineyard in one sparkling vintage. Argyle Blanc de Blancs makes a singualr statement for American grower sparkling wine.
Planted in 1990, at nearly 850 feet of elevation, Julia Lee's Block provides elegant white summer fruits, citrus blossom, and roast cashew nut refined by layers of creamy concentration. While warmer than the previous two vintages, the early October picking provided ample concentration while still allowing the volcanic tension of the Dundee Hills to shine. Fermenting and aging in our oldest, neutral oak barrels allows for the middle palate to fully flesh out, while still building upon its taut, savory length.
Argyle Brut is always vintage-dated to capture what sparkles each year in the cool climate of Oregon's Willamette Valley. Argyle Vintage Brut is bottle-fermented, aged on-the-yeast and "disgorged on demand" in small batches to preserve vibrancy and freshness.
The 2013 sparkling wine vintage in the Willamette Valley was pristine, showcasing the enticing generosity and definition the region has to offer. Being Pinot Noir dominant this year, the richness and rounded peach nature is enhanced through the complexity of honey, cherry kernel and lingering anise. The middle palate is invigorated with dynamic acid backbone and edgy minerality, bringing balance and focus to the finish.