Argyle Winery Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018
Willamette Valley - TASTING NOTES
Argyle Pinot Noir highlights the elegance and complexity of the Willamette Valley, showcasing the purity of fruit
and supple texture the region has to offer. Fermented entirely in small, 1.5 ton lots and plunged by hand, the 2018
vintage leans dark cherry, red raspberry, and orange zest. Fresh, vibrant acidity is framed with polished tannin
along with classic Argyle silky texture and persistent length.
The 2018 growing season began with a relatively mild and dry winter and moderately cool spring, leading to bud
break during the second and third weeks of April. Temperatures picked up in May and continued into a beautiful
mid-June bloom. The rest of the summer continued to be warm and very dry, with no precipitation for nearly 3
months. Early September remained warm and dry through the beginning of the sparkling harvest, but then cooled
down with a few days of precipitation in the middle of the month. This allowed for still wine ripening (and the cellar
crew!) to slow down and catch their breath before finishing out with beautiful late September and early October
weather. In all, the 2018 harvest was very condensed, having started with Chardonnay at the lower elevations of
Lone Star Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills on September 4th and finishing with Pinot Noir in the upper elevations of
the Eola-Amity Hills at Spirit Hill Vineyard on October 2nd.
BRIX AT HARVEST
ALCOHOL % by Vol.
Sept 10 - Oct 3, 2018
USA > Oregon > Willamette Valley
Alc.: 14.0 % ABV
100% Pinot Noir