Story of Nuthouse Wines
The 2012 Vintage marked the 20th anniversary of Argyle’s introduction of our Nuthouse wines from Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Paying tribute to the former hazelnut processing plant that now houses the Argyle Winery, Nuthouse wines command serious respect among critics, collectors and the trade that has placed them among the very best wines made in Oregon. Their loyal fans ask for them by name.
Nuthouse Wines are built on Argyle’s history as a Grower First. With the conviction from the outset to make benchmark wines in Oregon, Argyle’s Nuthouse wines are intended to be provocative, singular expressions of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling born of a dutiful kinship with the greatest wines from the Old World.
ARGYLE NUTHOUSE RIESLING
With the 2012 release, Argyle celebrates the coronation of its first-ever Nuthouse Riesling after 25 Vintages of making the region’s most age-worthy Rieslings. Nuthouse Riesling is the culmination of 30 years of viticultural mastery. Grown at our Lone Star Vineyard, it is the only American Riesling planting of its kind, capturing the Argyle personality in a nutshell: racy & vibrant in its youth, deep and complex with age. Simply put, this is Oregon’s best Riesling.
ARGYLE NUTHOUSE CHARDONNAY
Nuthouse Chardonnay is Argyle’s mastery of balance. Through a kinship between old world Dijon clones and their transplanted interpretation in the cool-climate of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, Nuthouse Chardonnay strikes the balance between an opulent creaminess and an exacting minerality, courtesy of late-season ripening.
ARGYLE NUTHOUSE PINOT NOIR
Nuthouse Pinot Noir is the master at play. Its raison d’etre is to command your attention & cheer you on. Nuthouse is an enduring, provocative style of American Pinot Noir that is a singular expression of this place in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Perennially it ranks amongst Oregon’s highest-rated Pinot Noirs.