master Series

2014 Spirithouse Pinot Noir

Entirely from Knudsen Vineyard, 2014 Spirithouse Pinot Noir displays the delicacy and refinement of the Dundee Hills while still bringing impressive depth and texture. Fresh red cherry, cranberry and the waft of late summer is brought together with warm baking spices and faint rooibos tea. The beautifully linear and chiseled acidity is embraced with silky, ethereal tannin leading to a long, generous finish. After fermentation and gentle pressing, the wine was allowed to age elegantly on its lees for 16 months in French oak, of which 40% were new.
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  • 100% Argyle Grown

    All fruit grown in vineyards farmed by Argyle

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    Available only online here or at the Argyle Tasting House

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Wine Info
Vintage Notes

Wine Facts

  • Vineyards Knudsen Vineyard
  • AVA Dundee Hills AVA
  • Harvested Sept. 21 & 22, 2014
  • Brix at Harvest 24.0
  • Alcohol % by VOL. 14.1%
  • Barrel Aging 16 Months French Oak, 40% new
  • Cases Produced 575
  • Winemaker Nate Klostermann

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The Savvy Collector

Spirithouse Pinot Noir is among Argyle’s most age-worthy wines and can age 15-20 years or more. Our very best and rarest Pinot, it is crafted only from vintages when our winemakers believe they can achieve its purest expression of power and grace.

Wine Geek Companion

When planted in 2000, Pinot Noir at Knudsen Vineyard in Dundee represented the highest density plantings ever in the Willamette Valley. There, the fruit destined for Sprithouse is at the highest elevation blocks, at the margins of viability for ripening.

Vintage Notes

The 2014 growing season began with plenty of sunshine and warmth throughout the Spring. About two weeks ahead of normal, the early June bloom continued with fantastic weather, leading to an above average fruit set. This required us to meticulously thin our vineyards in order to capture dense, vibrant fruit flavors. The summer was quite warm, seeing a near record number of 90º+ days.