Argyle Brut Rose 2013 - 750ml

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92pts Wilfred Wong

Whenever I think of Sparkling Rosé wine my spirit goes right into the heart of Champagne and the historical greatest of the world's most classic rosés. While Argyle is nearly on the other side of the world, the wines share a camaraderie of style and quality.  The 2013 Argyle Brut Rosé brings an alluring wildness to the table. Its tart berry and chalky flavors show up in a way that enraptures the palate into wanting a pairing with seared fresh wild salmon fillets. (Tasted: March 1, 2018, San Francisco, CA)

91pts Wine Spectator

A lovely and delicate rosé, with expressive strawberry and watermelon notes accented by ginger and spice. Drink now.

Winemaker Notes

At the top of Knudsen Vineyards in the Dundee Hills, at 950 feet of elevation, is where you'll find Argyle's 2.5-acre planting of Pinot Meunier. They take advantage of the late-ripening spot to retain bright, fresh acidity and a mineral edge. The balance of the wine is equally blended between the aforementioned Knudsen Vineyards and their younger, but equally high elevation, Spirit Hill Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills. The color is bright, pale salmon pink, while its bouquet is full of rose petal, strawberry hull, and lemon zest. The barrel aging of the red wine component contributes to its savory complexity, while its delicate, creamy bead leads to a long textural finish.