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2009 Argyle Nuthouse – Review

By Duane Pemberton
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Located in Dundee Oregon, Argyle winery has not only built up a loyal following and fanbase, it’s nearly turned cult-like and for good reason. Its wines have a pedigree of showing very well in regards to terroir, flavor and balance – not to mention its great-tasting bubbly.

This “Nuthouse” Pinot is a bit higher than what most folks would consider a “daily drinker”, however, I’m confident that after you try it, you’ll see why it’s a fair value.

Technical Data:

  • Varietals: 100% Oregon Pinot Noir
  • Vineyard: Lone Star Vineyard
  • AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • Cases produced: 2350
  • Date Bottles: March 2010
  • Winemakers: Rollin Soles and Andrew Davis
  • Price: $50

Nose: Dried cranberry, black peppercorns, rubber tire, black cherry and cedar plank.

Taste: Beautiful combination of wet cedar, sharpening stone, cranberry, raisin, pepper and cherry cola. Well structured mid palate with tannins that are still young and show lots of aging potential. The finish lingers on for months – a superb Oregon Pinot that shows lots of character, poise and even greater potential.

W.E.P. Rating: 90%