Argyle 'Nuthouse' Pinot Noir Master Series 2017, Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon

Entirely from our Lone Star Vineyard, 2017 Nuthouse Pinot Noir highlights the spice and definition of the Eola-Amity Hills. Red cherry, black tea, rose petal, and savory herbs are buoyed by a dense core of fresh, vibrant acidity. The wine opens with sleekness and elegance and finishes with persistent, yet refined tannin. Cold soaking and fermenting in small, 1.5-ton fermenters enhances silky texture, while 30% whole cluster inclusion increases freshness, complexity, and length. After fermentation and gentle pressing, the wine was allowed to age elegantly on its lees for 16 months in French oak, of which 40% were new. A pioneer in the Oregon wine industry, Argyle was founded in 1987 by Rollin Soles to capture the unique terroir of the Willamette Valley in a sparkling wine. Now more than 30 years later, Argyle produces one of the most diverse portfolios in Oregon РPinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling and Sparkling wines. Argyle farms over 460 acres in Oregon’s Willamette Valley РKnudsen Vineyard in the Dundee Hills AVA, and Lone Star Vineyard and Spirit Hill Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA.