One of the great things typical of Oregon Pinot Noir is that these wines have an earthiness to them that California Pinot does not necessarily possess. The fruit is more subdued, and in the case of this Argyle, you get a nice balance, something reminiscent of Burgundy that has expressive fruit, but an earthy, mellow aged quality that drinks very well. This offers notes of black cherry, boysenberry raspberry, but there is a maturity of fruit and light influence from oak aging - just 25% new French oak is the right play, allowing the fruit to be more focused The acidity moves seamlessly throughout the wine, making this a good food companion. But there is also that difficult to define note of earthiness that helps set these Oregon wines apart. ORIGIN: Willamette Valley, Oregon. ALCOHOL: 13.8%

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