Argyle Reserve Pinot Noir 2009
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Argyle Reserve Pinot Noir 2009
Category: Red Wine
Varietal:Pinot Noir
Region: United States » Oregon » Willamette Valley
Producer: Argyle
Alcohol: 14.0%
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To coin a popular phrase, this is not your Mother's Reserve Pinot Noir! The wine has quiet power, yet voluptuous, sensuous fruit. The aromas offer spice of sandalwood, cedar box, and incense imbricated with lovely red and Bing cherry fruit, with a hint of moss on rock earthiness. The flavors bring out more red than black fruits which is characteristic of our Reserve vine blocks that make this wine label. The texture is super rich with surprising amounts of red cherry and cherry wood spice. This wine and the 2009 vintage are opulent enough to please the most discerning Sybarite!

Wine Spectator

Shows an earthy edge, but the vivid cherry and black tea flavors remain vibrant as they flow against a modest burr of tannins on the long, deftly balanced finish. Drink now through 2017.

Score: 91. —Harvey Steiman, December 15, 2011.

Wine Advocate

The 2009 Pinot Noir Reserve is a more expressive, structured effort, darker in color with aromas of violets, incense, cinnamon, black cherry, and black raspberry. Richer and more structured than the Willamette Valley cuvee, it will evolve for 2-3 years and offer prime drinking from 2012 to 2019.

Score: 90. —Jay Miller, October 2011.

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