Argyle Brut 2012 750ml
SKU: 3170

Argyle Brut 2012

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Category Sparkling Wine
Region United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
Brand Argyle
Alcohol/vol 12.5%
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.
Wine Advocate
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The 2012 Argyle Brut is a blend of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir from high elevation sites, partly from the Spirit Hill Vineyard. It has a lifted lime flower and white peach-scented bouquet, floral in style and very well defined. The palate is fresh and vibrant on the entry with squeezed lime and green apple notes, well-judged acidity and a zesty finish that is just the ticket on a warm summer's day. Recommended.

Neal Martin, June 2016
Wine Enthusiast
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Clean, crisp and bright, this was fermented in stainless (with just 10% in neutral wood), and not put through malolactic. The blend is 60/40 Chardonnay/Pinot Noir, yielding fresh fruit flavors of apple and melon that are focused and precise. A streak of ginger runs through racy acidity.

Paul Gregutt, February 1, 2016
Wine Spectator
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Light and refreshing, with a smoky edge to the delicate grapefruit, pear and floral flavors, lingering well.

Harvey Steiman, 2016