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2010 Argot Chardonnay Hidden Truths

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4/3/2015 - cgatti Likes this wine: 91 points

On the palate, pear with hints of oak and a pleasant acidity. Looking forward to the remaining bottles.

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2010 Argot Chardonnay Hidden Truths

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1/15/2015 - flyinburrito wrote: NR

Pale yellow with a slight green tinge. Soft vanilla oak aromas on the nose mixed w/lemon and grapefruit. Refreshing. In the mouth, gives an impression of creaminess but remains relatively lean especially compared with other CA chards. A little low on the acidity but most likely a vintage attribute. Finishes with a nice salty minerality.

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2012 Argot Pinot Noir Madras Steiner Vineyard

Sonoma Mountain more

12/10/2014 - BrendanV Likes this wine: 91 points

Large Sonoma Pinot. Opened up quite quickly.

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2008 Argot Syrah Opening Salvo Bennett Valley

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8/29/2014 - dlstrauss wrote: 91 points

Same as prior note. Needs abundant air before it opens.

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2011 Argot Grenache Couture California

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5/11/2014 - Colima74 Likes this wine: 92 points

Delicious, with nice acidity, strawberry and melon. Not sweet, but hinting at it. V good with Mexican food.

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2010 Argot Chardonnay Hidden Truths

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1/28/2014 - Colima74 Likes this wine: 91 points

Well-balanced, with pears and creme brûlée on the palate. There is a hint of oak, but it adds to the complexity. This was open a couple of days and just got better, with the fruit and acidity working together.

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2008 Argot Syrah Opening Salvo Bennett Valley

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11/28/2013 - dlstrauss wrote: 91 points

Not as good as the sampling at Schneider's in DC. Needs time to open, at least an hour. But then shined. Didn't do well on day 2.

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2011 Argot Grenache Couture California

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4/3/2013 - Colima74 wrote: 91 points

Terrific bottle, with watermelon and cherry. The acidity keeps this refreshing.

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2011 Argot Grenache Couture California

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3/26/2013 - Colima74 wrote: 91 points

Best bottle so far, maybe because it was well-chilled. Watermelon and strawberry, but not sweet at all. Just a nice, mellow Rose that went very well with out appetizers before the carne asada.

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2011 Argot Grenache Couture California

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2/24/2013 - Colima74 wrote: 90 points

Love the bottle and label, reminiscent of something SQN might produce. Also love that this is not bleed juice. I first tasted this at Falltacular and loved it. Today, a little less so,as I felt some acidity was missing. Still, it was nice with appetizers and weirdly did well with peanut butter.

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2011 Argot Grenache Couture California

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2/17/2013 - brigcampbell wrote: NR

Falltacular 2013 (FMIII in the OC): Light pink color matches the cork wax. The packaging is beautiful too, I know that not a tasting note but it looks good. Medium plus weight with pear and apricot. Really enjoyable.

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2009 Argot Chardonnay Old Habits Bennett Valley

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6/14/2012 - Schiffy wrote: 91 points

Beautiful buttery Chardonnay with nice oak notes. Full, smooth and delicious. Pop and pour.

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2009 Argot Happenstance Sonoma County

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6/9/2012 - ericindc wrote: 91 points

Similar to last tasting note. Huge wine, but quite good. Not sure about the future. I think it should last until 2015.

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2008 Argot Syrah Opening Salvo Bennett Valley

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5/6/2012 - Richard Jennings wrote: 90 points

2012 Winemakers Open House at Vinify (Vinify Wine Services in Santa Rosa, CA): Dark ruby color; baked plum, spice, fig jam nose; tight, tart roasted plum, tar palate with medium acidity; needs 2 years; medium-plus finish 90+ points (30 mos in 100% new French oak)

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2010 Argot Pinot Noir The Vagrant Bennett Valley

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5/6/2012 - Richard Jennings wrote: 91 points

2012 Winemakers Open House at Vinify (Vinify Wine Services in Santa Rosa, CA): Medium dark cherry red color; floral, ripe cherry, cranberry nose; tasty, ripe cranberry, floral, tart cherry, orange spice palate; needs 2-plus years; medium-plus finish (10 mos in 80% new oak; Mariafeld and Pommard clones; Silverpines Vyd at 850 ft, north facing slopes)

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2011 Argot The Articulator Sonoma County

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5/6/2012 - Richard Jennings wrote: 89 points

2012 Winemakers Open House at Vinify (Vinify Wine Services in Santa Rosa, CA): Light yellow color; honeydew melon, grapey, honeysuckle nose; tart honeydew melon, tart pear, tart apple palate; medium-plus finish (57% Roussanne, 43% Chardonnay)

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2011 Argot Grenache Couture California

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5/6/2012 - Richard Jennings wrote: 90 points

2012 Winemakers Open House at Vinify (Vinify Wine Services in Santa Rosa, CA): Light yellow pink color; tart cherry, Rainier cherry nose; simple, juicy, tart Rainier cherry, tart strawberry palate; medium finish (11.7% alcohol)

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2008 Argot Syrah Opening Salvo Bennett Valley

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5/16/2012 - ericindc wrote: 91 points

Better than last tasting. Great juice. Very old-world syrah style. Without a doubt the single best American syrah I have ever had. It was really amazingly complex with nice black fruit, with earth, light tar and meat notes. Exceedingly smooth and easy drinking. Still could be great in a few years or drink now.

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2008 Argot Syrah Opening Salvo Bennett Valley

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4/3/2012 - Why Yes wrote: 96 points

100% Syrah. Tasted at San Diego Family Winemakers event. First time tasting at an this event and was surprised by how many 'good' wines were being poured there. Not surprised by how few 'great' wines were being poured there. This was 1 of the 2 'great' wines I tasted that day.

I sought this table out due to a bottle of their Happenstance I loved a few months ago and was not disappointed. All the wines were great (keep your eye out for their rose), but this was just unbelievable.

Makes an immediate impression with its color in the glass. A vibrant, almost electric ruby. Not purple. Completely opaque and upon swirling just creeps down the sides of the glass with its viscosity. On the nose there is an amazing concentration that is almost Hermitage-like with aromas of tar, beef blood, asphalt, worn leather and dry,black earth. With more swirling brambly, black fruit begins to show itself deep in the mix along with accents of cinnamon stick, mocha and bittersweet chocolate. Once in the mouth, the only word that came to my mind was POWER. Holy cow did they stuff everything AND the kitchen sink in this wine. Gobs of black fruits, iron and asphalt with distinct notes of lavender, eucalyptus, menthol (the last 3 apparently attributed to the terroir of the vineyard). I was told that this was raised in 100% new oak, and almost couldn't believe it.

The winemaker said this wine will show its best stuff in years to come or with plenty of aeration. The bottle I tasted was popped and poured in front of me, and was already showing incredibly well, but the tannins will probably benefit from a few years in the cellar.

The other great wine I tasted that day was the 2008 Westerhold Reserve (which I had never heard of) also from Bennett Valley that the folks from the argot table turned me on to.

I, for one, am going to be keeping my eye on this project. Bravo!

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2009 Argot Chardonnay Old Habits Bennett Valley

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3/29/2012 - dlegg Likes this wine: 93 points

Huge, classic Montrachet type chardonnay.
Decanted for 45 minutes before drinking, then ran through Venturi.
Took another 45 minutes to open fully. When open great fruit, broad mid palate, lingering mineral finish . Next time I'll allow 2 hours for it to open fully before drinking.

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2008 Argot Syrah Opening Salvo Bennett Valley

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2/29/2012 - ericindc wrote: 90 points

Tasted at a tasting. Big, very closed nose. Think this needs a few more years. Relatively smooth. I tasted this blind, I would not have guessed Syrah. Moderate fruit, black plum, blackberry, and dried plum, touch of spice, fine tannins, but big. Good acidity.

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2009 Argot Chardonnay Old Habits Bennett Valley

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2/29/2012 - ericindc wrote: 87 points

Big, large, and in charge cali chardonnay. Kind of monolithic, didnt get much more than butter, baked apple. Very thick, rich wine. Not my style, but pretty well done.

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2009 Argot Happenstance Sonoma County

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2/29/2012 - ericindc wrote: 91 points

One of the better whites i've had recently. Great nose, medium - heavy bodied white. Huge fan of this. Taste had strong banana, pear, custard (yes, custard), some vanilla, honey, with a viscous, and unctuous finish. The Roussanne really hides the 15%!!! alcohol. great wine.

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2010 Argot Pinot Noir The Vagrant Bennett Valley

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10/15/2011 - Richard Jennings wrote: 91 points

Fall 2011 SF Vintners Market (Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason, San Francisco, California): Pre-release (spring 2012 release) - Dark cherry red color with pale meniscus; intense, candied red fruit, cinnamon nose; soft, tasty, tart cherry, cinnamon, baked cherry, rhubarb palate; medium-plus finish 91+ points (Mariafeld clone with 20% Pommard clone; 100% new French oak)

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2008 Argot Syrah Opening Salvo Bennett Valley

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10/15/2011 - Richard Jennings wrote: 91 points

Fall 2011 SF Vintners Market (Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason, San Francisco, California): Opaque red violet color; rich, baked plum, black fruit nose; tasty, tart black fruit, plum, baked plum, spice palate; needs 2-plus years; medium-plus finish 91+ points (31 mos. in barrel)

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