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2005 Argyle Winery Pinot Noir Reserve Willamette Valley
3.76 average rating 13 ratingsrate it
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 88
WS
 91
RP
 92
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88 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2007

($35) Medium red. Vanilla, sweet mocha and baking spices accent cherry and raspberry on the nose. Flavors of red berries and spicy oak display good brightness and are nicely firmed by fine-grained tannins. Finishes on a sweet note. Immediately appealing, suave pinot in a distinctly New World mold.

91 Points | Wine Spectator
92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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First taste 2 bottles to go
02/05/2008
by Weldon12555605
The nose is of light blackberry, fruity and brown sugar. The color is exceptional a dark crimson edging to violet. The taste crisp, fruity, meduim body, dry with a lasting finish. Very good with chicken and chocolate. This will score in the mid 90’s for sure.

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Pinot Noir

Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
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