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 Vintage2010 Label 11 of 36 
TypeRed
ProducerArgyle (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
DesignationNuthouse Reserve Series
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionOregon
SubRegionWillamette Valley
AppellationEola - Amity Hills

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2012 and 2018 (based on 4 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 89.3 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 23 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by orange boy on 12/14/2015 & rated 91 points: well done balanced (454 views)
 Tasted by JJA on 10/24/2013 & rated 90 points: I tried this at the Wine Spectator NY Wine Experience. This was very good. Nice nose, decent acidity. Medium-bodied. A good value for the price and quality. (1856 views)
 Tasted by chrishsh on 7/27/2013 & rated 90 points: Medium body, smooth, lots of red fruits aroma. Lovely wine even though the price was not particularly friendly considering HKD 348 in HK you have a lots of competitive pinot to choose from as well. (1680 views)
 Tasted by Jdubb on 7/19/2013 & rated 91 points: Classic Burgundian style, really enjoyed the earthy, subtle tones. It complemented our oysters well. (2175 views)
 Tasted by Wine Sparty on 6/19/2013 & rated 91 points: My wife popped and poured this one night, then we finished a couple nights later. Nice aroma of cherry - it's dark on the initial taste and mid-palate, but finishes just slightly tart. (1742 views)
 Tasted by Richard Jennings on 3/23/2013 & rated 87 points: Medium cherry red color with pale meniscus; rosehips, sous bois nose; rosehips, sous bois palate; medium finish (267 views)
 Tasted by Richard Jennings on 3/22/2013 & rated 91 points: Dark cherry red color with pale meniscus; floral, berry, roses nose; tasty, tart cherry, rosehips, mineral, light spice palate; medium-plus finish (443 views)
 Tasted by KeithAkers on 3/7/2013 & rated 91 points: Willamette Valley Wines presents: Pinot in the City (City Winery, Chicago, IL): Nose: Pretty and elegant nose with aromatic tones of roses, spice tones, red fruits, and red cherries.

Taste: Medium bodies with medium+ acidity and silky tannins. The tones of roses, spice tones, red fruits, and fresh picked berries lean towards the feminine.

Overall: This is a lovely Pinot. It has a more feminine style to it and is very attractive. (2571 views)
 Tasted by brouigu1 on 10/10/2012 & rated 88 points: Young vintage but wanted to try it early since Nuthouse is a favorite of mine.

Day 1: Very tight and the nose is slight at best. Good acid and tannin but found weak cherry, cranberry with hints of the earthy volcanic soils of the AVA. I will let this sit in the cellar for a year and see what 2013 brings.

Day 2: Not much change... The nose is light with not much behind it. The fruit is there but very hidden yet. Acids and tannin structure is there, but not much hanging from it. (1713 views)
 Tasted by Richard Jennings on 9/13/2012 & rated 90 points: Willamette Valley Producers visit San Francisco (Golden Gate Club in The Presidio, San Francisco, California): Medium cherry red color with pale meniscus; nice tart cherry, floral nose; delicate, tart cherry, vanilla palate; medium-plus finish (2327 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Josh Raynolds
Vinous, July/August 2012, IWC Issue #163
(Argyle Winery Pinot Noir Nuthouse Willamette Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (3/23/2013)
(Argyle Pinot Noir Nuthouse Reserve Series) Medium cherry red color with pale meniscus; rosehips, sous bois nose; rosehips, sous bois palate; medium finish  87 points
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (3/22/2013)
(Argyle Pinot Noir Nuthouse Reserve Series) Dark cherry red color with pale meniscus; floral, berry, roses nose; tasty, tart cherry, rosehips, mineral, light spice palate; medium-plus finish  91 points
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (9/13/2012)
(Argyle Pinot Noir Nuthouse Reserve Series) Medium cherry red color with pale meniscus; nice tart cherry, floral nose; delicate, tart cherry, vanilla palate; medium-plus finish  90 points
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Argyle

Producer website

Argyle farms three vineyards: Knudsen Vineyard, Stoller Vineyard and Lone Star Vineyard. The 120 acre Knudsen Vineyard was first planted between 1972 & 1974. The high elevation blocks of this landmark Dundee Hills site are key components in Argyle's sparkling wines. Knudsen provides Argyle a mix of old vine blocks and new high density blocks planted with "Old World" Dijon clones.

Just south of Knudsen Vineyard in the Dundee Hills sits Stoller Vineyard. First planted in 1995, Stoller, like Knudsen, is planted using state of the art viticultural techniques. Stoller Vineyard has produced some of Oregon's finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

In 1996 Argyle purchased a spectacular 160 acre vineyard site in the east slopes of Eola Hills, known as Lone Star Vineyard. Located 15 miles south of Argyle's winery in Dundee, this warm site is planted primarily to Dijon clones of Pinot Noir. This vineyard has the potential to be one of Oregon's best Pinot Noir vineyards.

All grapes are hand harvested into small baskets and transported to the winery. Grapes are chilled overnight to 35F before crushing the next day. Chilling preserves the ripe fruit characteristics and naturally limits oxidation.

Pinot Noir

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.

USA

WineAmerica (National Association of American Wineries) | Free the Grapes!

Oregon

Oregon Wine, Oregon Wineries (Oregon Wine Board)

Willamette Valley

Willamette Valley Wineries Association | Willamette Valley (Oregon Wine Board)

Eola - Amity Hills

Eola - Amity Hills (Oregon Wine Board)

 
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