Argyle Winery 2018 Master Series Nuthouse Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills, $55

By on October 24, 2020

In the past, the Nuthouse had been a blend of Argyle’s two estate plantings in the Eola-Amity Hills — the higher elevation Spirit Hill with Lone Star. In 2018, winemaker Nate Klostermann focused it all on the 400-foot Lone Star. There’s a Burgundian approach to the nose of earthiness, leather and herbs, backed by baking spices. On the palate, it fits the traditional bold, cellar-worthy profile of Lone Star Pinot Noir, gathering up flavors of smoky blueberry and pomegranate that makes for a penetrating and long finish that calls for Duck Confit or artisan cheeses. Klostermann will be part of a Nov. 19 Zoom session with Vermont-made cheese.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 1,498 cases

Alcohol: 13.8%

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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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