Argyle Winery 2012 Reserve Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $40

By on December 16, 2014

argyle-winery-reserve-pinot-noir-2012-bottleConsidering that their regular Willamette Valley release is nearly four times the size, this is a reserve bottling for the Dundee, Ore., team of founding winemaker Rollin Soles and his successor, Nate Klostermann. They’ve held production of the reserve steady for a number of years, and this captures aromas of Rainier cherry, red plum, lavender and blueberry syrup over a fresh brownie. Its structure is elegant with a profile of black currant and dark plum, backed by suave tannins and a squirt of blueberry in the finish.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 7,150 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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