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    Argyle Spirithouse Pinot Noir 2008
    Pinot Noir - Willamette Valley, Oregon

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    • WS93
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 93 Wine Spectator, 93 The Wine Advocate, 92 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Willamette Valley, Oregon

    Varietal: Pinot Noir

    Other Info: Screw Cap Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Item no. 111283

    Winemaker's Notes:

    There was a lot of buzz about the greatness of the Oregon 2008 vintage, and this wine is the proverbial proof in the pudding. This youthful wine slowly opens in the glass, first showing off rich spice, delicate oak, and cigar box, then unwinding to let lush dark Bing cherry come to the forefront. On the palate, this wine is like drinking velvet—soft, rich, and luxurious. Flavors reminiscent of red current jam, fresh picked Damson plum, warm forest berry cobbler with a dollop of vanilla bean, and light brushed-leather notes. With so many nuances combined with a clean streak of acidity, this is a wine that will reward for years and years to come.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Light, with a savory edge to the panoply of raspberry, chamomile and floral flavors, remaining vivid and focused through the long, expressive finish. Drink now through 2019.

    93 Points
    Wine Spectator

    The fruit for 2008 Pinot Noir Spirit House was sourced from the Knudsen Vineyard in Dundee Hills and is also scheduled for a Spring 2011 release. It is a bit tighter than the Nut House but possesses all the right stuff for a graceful evolution of 5-7 years. Concentrated, focused, and beautifully balanced, it should easily achieve its 20th birthday in fine form.

    93 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Bright ruby-red. Vibrant red berry, spicecake and floral aromas show very good focus and pick up smokiness with air. Sappy, precise, palate-staining red fruit flavors display a refreshing bitterness and are complicated by notes of candied rose and clove. The spice and floral notes repeat on the suave, persistent finish.

    92 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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