Argyle Winery 2014 Master Series Nuthouse Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills, $50

By on December 8, 2016

Willamette Valley winemaker Nate Klostermann pulls from two estate plantings — the 800-foot elevation Spirit Hill and the 400-foot Lone Star — for this stunning blend that spent 16 months in 40% new French oak. Aromas of blackberry, sugared plum, cherry and spice lead to lush tones of Marionberry and black cherry backed by a racy burst of dark pomegranate. Its robust mouth feel will lend this deliciously to Duck Confit, and the influence of Lone Star (35%) continues to fashion this as the boldest Pinot Noir in the Argyle portfolio. Production was dialed back by more than half from the 2013 vintage, so there’s less of a good thing.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 975 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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