Argyle Icons and Brand New Offerings
The Eola-Amity Hills AVA is an exciting area to grow wines. That is why we developed two vineyards, Lone Star and Spirit Hill, in this AVA. Located just miles apart, these vineyards have a rich history in both their geologic aspect and with Argyle’s development.
Lone Star’s Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines are often used for vineyard-designated wines and have long contributed to our iconic Nuthouse wines. And Spirit Hill vineyard has long been a beautiful vineyard designated offering. But this year, we found a new side of both Spirit Hill and Lone Star vineyards!
At Lone Star, we’ve singled out Block 18 for its own bottling, from a unique gem of a Pinot Noir block surrounded by Chardonnay. And at Spirit Hill Vineyard, winemaker Nate’s curiosity to explore a new sparkling wine resulted in the creation of our new Spirit Hill Vineyard Blanc de Noirs. This harmonious blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier is lively with spunk, character, and a rich density that pairs well with a summer weekend.
We hope you enjoy your May club selections and can’t wait to see you at our next member event!
The Wines in Your May Shipment
This is the full selection of wines available for the May 2023 club offering. Your individual selection may differ slightly based on your club level and customization choices.
2019 Spirit Hill Vineyard
Blanc de Noirs
With the slightest blush pink color, our lovely Spirit Hill Vineyard Blanc de Noirs is lively and spunky with fresh pink grapefruit and tropical citrus notes. This combination of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier contributes rich density and a stunning cherry blossom finish.
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2019 Knudsen Vineyard Brut
The distinctive parcel of Pinot Noir that is the source for our Knudsen Vineyard Brut was planted in 1974, at an elevation of 900 feet. These own-rooted, high-elevation Pommard Clone vines express incredible density, complexity, and elegance. Fermenting and aging in neutral wood barrels helped to build layers of creamy complexity, showcasing layers of grapefruit, orange peel, and white pepper that glide to a long, silky finish.
2021 Lonestar vineyard
Block 18 Pinot Noir
Lone Star Vineyard displays the structured, yet refined character of the Eola-Amity Hills, with full-stem inclusion bringing fresh, floral complexity to its dark and savory core. Offering layers of wild cherry, dark chocolate, and rose petal, the fine-grained tannins and delicate complexity are balanced with the crispness of the 2019 vintage.
2021 Nuthouse Pinot Noir
A classically Eola-Amity Hills blend telling the perfect story of our estate vineyards in this AVA, this Nuthouse Pinot Noir is brooding with crunchy cassis and deep black raspberry notes. Its mouthwatering acidity mellows the textured tannins and adds a layer of depth, personality and longevity.
2021 Nuthouse Chardonnay
With the majority of this vintage’s chardonnay being from our Lonestar Vineyard, the aromas of lemon verbena, slate and allspice are pronounced and forthcoming. This vibrancy is matched by aging in puncheon barrels to provide its luscious texture and oak tannin for balance and lengthy finish, making for a perfect addition to the cellar or highlighting a celebration.
2021 Nuthouse Riesling
Located at the top of Lone Star Vineyard in high-density plantings on devigorated rootstock, our Riesling vines soak up the morning Eola-Amity Hills sunshine throughout the growing season. Pear, citrus blossom, and lanolin are laid over a core of fresh acidity bringing beautiful balance and judicious length. Break out the Bánh canh cá lóc!
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