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East facing and lower in elevation, Lone Star Vineyard is well suited for capturing the morning sunshine and warmth that Riesling loves. This is particularly important in growing seasons like 2013, when mother nature decides to shut down the season with a particularly long, tall glass of Oregon rain. Fermented to dryness and left upon its lees for 12 months in old, neutral oak barrels, Spirithouse Riesling is a wine of nuanced flavor and texture. The nose is delicate floral and sweet pea, while exuding a undeniable sense of petrichor: a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather. The mid palate is deep, hinting at faint creaminess, while Thor’s acid hammer cuts and carries to an incredibly long, savory finish. Serve at cellar temperature.

IRF Rating

09456.13
$85.00  / Bottle
 
 

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.

In the Willamette Valley, 2012 was a season of generosity, without sacrificing focus. In order to retain precision, 90% of the blend was fermented in stainless steel and only 10% fermented in neutral oak barrels, while none of the base wine parcels underwent malolactic fermentation. Yellow summer fruits, baked apple, and ginger spice up front, the mid-palate is creamy, concentrated and fleshy. The long finish is enlivened by mouth-filling volcanic structure and lively acidity.

90 Points, Wine Enthusiast


09105.12
$65.00  / Bottle
 
 

Another stunning Argyle Blanc de Blancs! This young beauty is composed entirely of high elevation, Dijon clone Chardonnay from the always remarkable, Knudsen Vineyard. Harvested on September 20th, these blocks were fermented entirely in neutral oak barrel to enhance creamy texture, while retaining abundant, fresh fruit flavor. Dry meadow blooms, poached apple, and roasted hazelnut orbit the delicate, finely-tuned mid palate. High-tension acidity and minerality throughout… the length is just plain sinful.

92 Points, Wine Spectator

Another stunning Argyle Blanc de Blancs! This young beauty is composed entirely of high elevation, Dijon clone Chardonnay from the always remarkable, Knudsen Vineyard. Harvested on September 20th, these blocks were fermented entirely in neutral oak barrel to enhance creamy texture, while retaining abundant, fresh fruit flavor. Dry meadow blooms, poached apple, and roasted hazelnut orbit the delicate, finely-tuned mid palate. High-tension acidity and minerality throughout… the length is just plain sinful.

92 Points, Wine Spectator


09102.09
$150.00  / Bottle
 
 


At the top of Knudsen Vineyards, 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. This year's blend is 25% Pinot Meunier, 70% Pinot Noir, and 5% Chardonnay. Its color is bright, pale salmon pink, while its bouquet is full of rose petal, anise, and pink peppercorn. The barrel aging of the red wine component contributes to its savory complexity, while its delicate, creamy bead leads to a long textural finish only enhanced by food... salt-cod fritters and smoked piquillo aioli.

91 Points, Wine Enthusiast


09560.11
$150.00  / Bottle
 
 

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.


09560.12
$150.00  / Bottle
 
 

This 100% Chardonnay is made entirely of 'Dijon' clones from our best vineyard blocks, and is selected for bold fruit flavors with mineral, yet creamy texture. At Argyle, the nuts don't fall far from the tree.

Sourced entirely from our Lone Star Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, this chardonnay is especially seductive and polished. It was fermented and aged for 10 months in French barriques, 15% of which were new. A slightly lower percentage of new oak this vintage, the fresh, bright aromatics really shine.

White peach, Comice pear, and Castelvetrano olives are emphasized around an incredibly unctuous, creamy frame, all focused by the underlying, razor’s edge acidity. Subtle, spicy accents of nutmeg and ginger dance around the long, mouthwatering finish. It’ll live for many years. I’m thinking smoked rabbit, gigandes beans, romesco, saffron broth.

91 Points, Wine Spectator


09111.11
$80.00  / Bottle
 
 

The farmhouse, which served as our former tasting room has been haunted for more than 100 years. More muse than Spirit, the intriguing and intangible qualities of Spirithouse wines are enhanced by the continued presence of the pioneer woman who once lived here. The fruit is derived from a select block of high elevation densly planted vines at Knudsen Vineyards (Dundee Hills AVA) and produces our most powerful yet elegant 100% Pinot Noir wine.

92 Points - Wine Spectator

This is a refined, sneaker of a wine! The aroma is bright with an appealing purity. Look for luscious red fruit, like raspberry and cherry made deeper by fresh earth, new leather, and a hint of black pepper spices. The flavor is pure and, dare I say it, “elitist”. The red fruits are fresh and ripe, fresh earth integrates with spicy, almost floral, flavors. The juicy center is signature Spirithouse. The wine is youthful now, but will “sneak up” on you with the power and richness I have come to expect from this wine.

92 Points, Wine Spectator


09142.06
$160.00  / Bottle
 
 

Here’s a wine that will require some time to sit back and ponder over. The obvious notes on the nose of big juicy sweet Oregon blackberries and Rainier cherries have layers of summer cedar forest, strawberry rhubarb cobbler, and roses so deeply red they hurt adding aromatic complexities. Richness is exuded by this wine that has a palate full of berries fresh off the vine and exotic Asian spices, but with a graceful elegance that is anything but cumbersome. It is a rare and beautiful thing to find a Pinot Noir with this much power that still maintains the balance and finesse that defines the best that the varietal can be.

Here’s a wine that will require some time to sit back and ponder over. The obvious notes on the nose of big juicy sweet Oregon blackberries and Rainier cherries have layers of summer cedar forest, strawberry rhubarb cobbler, and roses so deeply red they hurt adding aromatic complexities. Richness is exuded by this wine that has a palate full of berries fresh off the vine and exotic Asian spices, but with a graceful elegance that is anything but cumbersome. It is a rare and beautiful thing to find a Pinot Noir with this much power that still maintains the balance and finesse that defines the best that the varietal can be.

92 Points, Wine Spectator
92 Points,
Wine Advocate


09118.08
$120.00  / Bottle
 
 

This wine just sings classic Oregon Pinot Noir with delicate floral notes melding with ripe cherry and raspberry wrapped in a light robe of baking spices. The wine has a rich hued Burgundy color with a sparkling brilliance and great clarity. The wine opens with bright, clean flavors of black cherry and forest berries. The palate adds complexities of clove and nutmeg oak spice and hints of earthy tertiary flavors coming through. The long, elegant finish is complimented by Argyle’s signature silky tannins. This is a wine that begs to be drunk now, but with self-control will pay the dividends of complexity and greater depth with aging.

91 Points, Wine Spectator Online
91 Points,
Wine Advocate

This wine just sings classic Oregon Pinot Noir with delicate floral notes melding with ripe cherry and raspberry wrapped in a light robe of baking spices. The wine has a rich hued Burgundy color with a sparkling brilliance and great clarity. The wine opens with bright, clean flavors of black cherry and forest berries. The palate adds complexities of clove and nutmeg oak spice and hints of earthy tertiary flavors coming through. The long, elegant finish is complimented by Argyle’s signature silky tannins. This is a wine that begs to be drunk now, but with self-control will pay the dividends of complexity and greater depth with aging.

91 Points, Wine Spectator Online
91 Points,
Wine Advocate


09129.08
$100.00  / Bottle
 
 


This is our Classic “big furniture” Pinot Noir style derived from Lone Star Vineyard. Its melanite color is the first indicator of its boldness. The aroma is black cherry reduction fruit, black licorice, Earl Grey spices, and that luscious, fresh earth quality that says “Nuthouse”. The flavors are big, juicy black cherry and black plum pudding spices. The texture forms a rich, creamy center to this richly ripe Pinot Noir. The ripe plum and cherry fruit carry on and on. It is a wonderful thing to experience such powerful, exotic Pinot Noir yet wonder at its bright, balanced, mineral pinpoint touch twirling on the palate.

92 Points, Wine Spectator


09118.06
$120.00  / Bottle
 
 
 
 

 

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