What to Drink at Summer’s End
by John Mariani
“Summer, I’m told, will end and the heat will lift, but I’m hedging my bets by drinking a lot of lighter bodied wines and spirits and trying out some well-priced bottlings I’ve never had before.
2015 Argyle Reserve Pinot Noir
Argyle was one of the first Oregon wineries I ever visited, where I discovered that the terroir out there was very promising for growing Pinot Noir. Now, decades later, Argyle is one of the Willamette Valley’s finest producers, and this Reserve Pinot Noir, with 14.1% alcohol, blending grapes from three vineyards, shows the care that goes into achieving such a balance of intensity without being musclebound. And I approve of the screw cap!”