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.
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