Saturday, July 10, 2010

2004 Argyle Pinot Noir Nuthouse

It's hard to believe that it has been 2 years since we have visited this wine, but time sure does fly when you bury them in the cellar. Out of site, out of mind!

Popped and poured through the Vinturi tonight into a decanter on the bistro with Raphael and Fabiana. Gorgeous Oregon color in the glass, nice and light, with good hues too it. On the nose, this wine was much more fragrant than I had remembered it. Very nice and classic red berries with strawberry and cherry. Nothing Californian about this pinot at all, with subtle fruits, herb, earthiness, and spice.

On the palate, this wine has really come together in the last two years. The fruits have integrated with the alcohol and the tannins are totally mellowed. Dark cherry is the shining star, with some raspberry right on it's heals. Secondary nuances of cranberry, blueberry, and pomegranate come through, and the finish lingers with integrated tannins. Very happy to have a few more of these in the cellar. Drink or hold. 92 points.

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