WILLAMETTE VALLEY, OREGON
This Chardonnay spends only 6 months in neutral French oak barrels, leaving barely an imprint on the crisp, cool-climate juice. Taut, with open-textured pear and floral flavors on a medium-weight frame. A hint of smoke adds interest to the finish, lingering effortlessly.
Blended between our three vineyards, Argyle Chardonnay displays the concentration and power of the Eola-Amity Hills, with the lithe delicacy of the Dundee Hills. Fermented half in stainless steel and half in oak barrel, the wine is all bright fruit clarity and precision. Warmer than the previous vintage, and without the distraction of late September rains, the 2014 vintage has brought beautifully developed flavors. The middle palate is ripe with yellow pear and white peach, balanced with an underlying subtle, spicy creaminess. The natural acidity is buoyant and fresh, finishing long, clean, and pure.
Argyle Winery crafts award-winning Sparkling, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling wines that command a place on the world stage while retaining the very essence of our home in Oregon's Willamette Valley. No other American winery but Argyle has earned recognition in Wine Spectator's "Top 100 Wines of the World" in three wine categories: red, white and sparkling.