Argyle Nuthouse Wines Collection

master Series

2009 Nuthouse Pinot Noir Magnum (1.5L)

For those of you familiar with the Nuthouse style, you’ll know that on release these wines don’t always leap out of the glass, they need time in the bottle to open up aromatically. Not the case with the 2009 Nuthouse Pinot Noir! This wine is alive with aromas of darkest cherry, cloves and cinnamon. It is no different on the palate—almost explosive in its expression of sweet juicy marionberry, raspberry cordial, and black cherry cobbler framed in subtle oak tannins. Definitely a big wine, but a big wine with grace and elegance enough to lift you up and put a smile on your face.

  • 100% Argyle Grown

    All fruit grown in vineyards farmed by Argyle

  • Winery Exclusive

    Available only online here or at the Argyle Tasting House

  • Library Selection

    Releases from Argyle's estimable library

  • Limited Production

    Under 500 cases total production

master Series

2010 Nuthouse Chardonnay Magnum (1.5L)

The 2010 Nuthouse Chardonnay embodies an old-world elegance. It pulls you in with complexity and nuance, with a nose of toasted hazelnuts, rock melon, and flinty gunpowder notes. The nose doesn’t quite prepare the drinker for the bright crispness of the palate, refreshing and clean. Flavors of quince, lemon custard, and a zest of minerality akin to wet limestone holds the acidity on the finish of the palate. Its this cool-climate acidity that makes this wine a perfect companion at the dinner table. While fresh and enticing now, this wine promises to build mid-palate richness with time in the bottle to yield a truly sublime experience.

  • 100% Argyle Grown

    All fruit grown in vineyards farmed by Argyle

  • Winery Exclusive

    Available only online here or at the Argyle Tasting House

  • Library Selection

    Releases from Argyle's estimable library

  • Limited Production

    Under 500 cases total production

master Series

2014 Nuthouse Riesling Magnum (1.5L)

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

  • Winery Exclusive

    Available only online here or at the Argyle Tasting House

  • Library Selection

    Releases from Argyle's estimable library

  • Limited Production

    Under 500 cases total production

master Series

2015 Nuthouse Pinot Noir

Entirely from Lone Star Vineyard, 2015 Nuthouse Pinot Noir exhibits the opulence and power of the Eola-Amity Hills while still retaining fresh fruit and vibrant acidity. Wild cherry, marionberry, roast fennel, and black tea frame its dense core, while the firm tannins persist through its long, creamy 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.

  • 100% Argyle Grown

    All fruit grown in vineyards farmed by Argyle

master Series

2015 Nuthouse Chardonnay

Entirely from the Lone Star Vineyard, 2015 Nuthouse Chardonnay displays the richness and power of the Eola-Amity Hills, while still balancing along its fluid frame. Yellow peach, lemon pith, marzipan, and roast cashew flicker around dense, yet crystalline delicacy. Entirely barrel fermented, the wine was allowed to age elegantly on full lees for 16 months in French oak, of which 30% were new. The middle palate fills the mouth with weight and texture, while finishing with persistence and definition.

  • 100% Argyle Grown

    All fruit grown in vineyards farmed by Argyle

master Series

2015 Nuthouse Riesling

At the top of Lone Star Vineyard, planted to high density on devigorated rootstock, our Riesling soaks up the morning Eola-Amity Hills sunshine with fervor. The grapes were chilled overnight then tumbled in our press, where it then spent the evening soaking upon itself before pressing the next day. After a few days of settling, the juice was racked to our oldest neutral oak barrels for long, cool fermentation. Left upon original lees for 16 months, we have continued to push the boundaries of texture in cool climate Riesling. Lemon pith, honey blossom, and subtle spice dance with silky texture and deep, long acidity. Break out the Carne Adobada!

  • 100% Argyle Grown

    All fruit grown in vineyards farmed by Argyle

  • 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