2009 Argyle Brut Rosé
48% Pinot Noir, 42% Pinot Meunier, 10% Chardonnay, Sparkling Wine
Dundee Hills AVA, Willamette Valley
2009 Argyle Brut Rosé Tasting Notes
“That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” said William Shakespeare, and sweet is this rose-smelling Brut Rosé. From its pale salmon-pink depths, rise aromas of rose petals, spring’s first strawberries, cherry blossoms, and just a hint of hay in a sun-drenched summer field. This Rosé shows a complex and elegant palate of red berries with underpinnings of licorice, guava, and filo pastry, all supported by a wonderfully slaty acidity and a delicate, yet persistent mousse. This is truly one of those “Ah-ha” moment wines that show why great Rosé never goes out of style.
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"