Argyle Riesling Collection

master Series

2015 Spirithouse Riesling

Always an ongoing exploration, this year's Spirithouse Riesling comes exclusively from our experiments in skin contact, cold-soaked Riesling. Chilled Lone Star Vineyard fruit was de-stemmed into bins and placed back into the cold room to soak upon themselves and pressed at different intervals: from 24 hours up to 30 days. Each pressing was put to neutral oak barrel and allowed to ferment to dryness and left upon lees for 16 months. The resulting wines are of incredible breadth and texture, while teasing out more Riesling-esque aromatics: wild plum, ginger, lemon blossom and white tea. Be sure not to over-chill this wine as it calls for cellar temperature to fully embrace the nuances.

  • 100% Argyle Grown

    All fruit grown in vineyards farmed by Argyle

  • Winery Exclusive

    Available only online here or at the Argyle Tasting House

  • Limited Production

    Under 500 cases total production

master Series

2014 Nuthouse Riesling

Lone Star Vineyard has three separate blocks of Riesling totalling just under seven acres of fruit, which amounts to less than 2% of our overall farming. Winemaking and blending is all about creating options and tools, so we have taken these three tiny blocks and divided them up into both stainless steel and neutral oak barrel fermentations to give us more tools to play with. The stainless steel versions are left with a hint of residual sugar, which emphasize fresh, pure, round fruit, while the neutral oak barrels are taken bone dry to bring the dichotomic elements of both mineral edge and subtle, creamy texture. Left on original lees for 16 months, we have continued to push the boundaries of texture in cool climate Riesling. White peach, orange blossom, and silvery minerality dance with pulsing, vibraceous length. Break out the Pepito de Ternera!

  • 100% Argyle Grown

    All fruit grown in vineyards farmed by Argyle

artisan Series

2015 Minus 5 Riesling

Ripe, whole clusters of Riesling from Lone Star Vineyard are flash frozen at Minus Five degrees Fahrenheit then pressed with even, gentle pressure. Over the course of two days, the highly concentrated juice slowly dribbles out of the press and into a small tank for settling, then racked for slow, cool fermentation. White peach, lemon zest, and honeysuckle slowly deepen the intense middle palate full of sweet, silky, golden yellow fruits, all balanced with long, focused acidity.

  • 100% Argyle Grown

    All fruit grown in vineyards farmed by Argyle

  • Winery Exclusive

    Available only online here or at the Argyle Tasting House

  • Limited Production

    Under 500 cases total production