Argyle Winery 2012 Vintage Brut, Willamette Valley, $28

By on January 26, 2016

argyle-winery-vintage-brut-2012-bottleOne of the easiest-to-find examples of Pacific Northwest sparkling wine also ranks among the elite. Nate Klostermann’s classic program of Pinot Noir (60%) and Chardonnay includes 10 percent of the lots going through fermentation in neutral oak barrels. The fine and stylish bubbles bring up aromas of sweet lemon, white peach and pineapple along with clove, ginger and sandpaper. There’s a graceful mouth feel to the delivery of Mandarin orange and Gala apple as juicy tangelo acidity makes for delicious length.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 15,250 cases

Alcohol: 12.5%

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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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