2008 Argyle Brut Rosé
50% Pinot Meunier, 40% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay, Sparkling Wine
Dundee Hills AVA, Willamette Valley
2008 Argyle Brut Rosé Tasting Notes
We are really dialing in amazing sparkling Rose these days! The aromas of this wine are uniquely complex and delightful. There’s nothing this sophisticated out in the New World of sparkling Rose. The aromas are a lovely pink/red rose petal with a spice driven red berry like wild salal or Oregon native black cap raspberry. Put in a hint of Valencia orange citrus. The flavor is super rich and viscous. Fruit complexity of black cap raspberry, cardamom spice revolve around a core of plum and fresh pomegranate beads. The finish is a long, pleasant experience like enjoying the leavings of the best strawberry shortcake you’ve ever enjoyed. There is something magnetic about the quality of this wine. Stick one into your fridge!
Wine Scores and Reviews for Argyle Brut Rosé
- 2008: Wine Advocate 92 "The salmon pink 2008 Brut Rose is superb. According to winemaker Rollin Soles, Pinot Meunier is the key to producing an elegant, light-on-its-feet Rose sparkling wine along with a small amount of Chardonnay and the requisite Pinot Noir. Flavorful, complex, and lengthy, it is the perfect match for Jamon Iberico." - JM
- 2007: Wine Advocate 93 "The 2007 Brut Rose is the best that winemaker Rollin Soles has made to date. Medium pink-colored, it has an alluring perfume of strawberry, rose petal, cinnamon, and raspberry. Rich, creamy, and concentrated, this lengthy, flavorful effort is a hedonist’s delight. It merits pairing with the finest caviar or jamon Iberico." - JM
- 2006: Wine Advocate 91
- 2006: Wine Spectator 90 "Pale coral in color, with spicy strawberry and cacao aromas and flavors that linger effortlessly on the fine-bubbled finish. Outstanding for its finesse. Drink now. - HS"
- 2005: Wine Spectator 90 "Pale pink, soft and spicy, with a distinct nutmeg note wafting through the delicate toast and raspberry flavors. Drink now. 600 cases made - HS"