Argyle Brut Sparkling Wine 2018, Willamette Valley, Oregon

The 2017 sparkling wine vintage in the Willamette Valley was precise, full of beautiful natural acidity and tension in a classically cool September harvest. Knudsen Vineyard, protected in the deep volcanic soils of the Dundee Hills, brings supple depth and elegance, while Spirit Hill Vineyard, in the windy and rocky volcanic soils of the Eola-Amity Hills, brings energy and spicy minerality. Poached apricot, fresh ginger, and roasted almond are framed around a creamy center and long, graceful finish. 2017 vintage: 55% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier. Barrel aging: 95% Stainless Steel, 5% Neutral Oak. All Argyle Sparkling Wines are 100% Argyle Grown, vintage-dated, made from hand-picked, cold-pressed grapes, bottle fermented, aged on the yeast for a minimum of 3 years and ‘disgorged on demand.