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2005 Argyle Brut Sparkling Wine – Review

The state of Oregon is renown for making world-class Pinot Noir wines that have touched the hearts of wine-lovers everywhere but some may be surprised to learn that it produces some really elegant sparkling wines as well – if you want to call it Champagne, then feel free – I promise I won’t send the french “word-police” after you.

Argyle is one of the premier wineries in the state of Oregon with its reach and presence felt around the world – while its chief focus is on Pinot Noir, it also makes chardonnay, sweet riesling and sparking wines as well.

Technical Data:

  • Varietals: 65% Pinot noir, 35% Chardonnay
  • AVA: Willamette Valley
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Brix: 21.0
  • Residual Sugar: 1.2%
  • Tiraged: May 2006, Disgorged on Demand
  • Cases produced: 6200
  • Release Date: November 2008
  • Winemaker: Rollin Soles
  • Price: $30

Nose: Peach, apricot and green apples on the nose – hints of rose petal as well.

Taste: Great acidity and bubbles on the palate which are surrounded by lucious fruit coming through. Profound jolly-rancher green apple flavor coupled with grapefuit, kiwi and some peach-skins. This is a really good bottle of bubbly and one I’d easily recommend to anyone – Argyle has done a great job of balancing the bubbles, acidity and fruit. Whether you’re celebrating a holiday or just life in general or simply want a good bottle of something with bubbles, this is a bottle of wine I know you’ll love.

W.E.P. Rating: 100%

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