Argyle Winery Nuthouse Reserve Series Pinot Noir 2005

This is only the second pinot noir that I’ve tried from Oregon in the United States.  The first was while studying for the WSET Advanced Certificate, and I remember it, because it had nigh on 15% alcohol, knocked your socks off, and resembled a cabernet or even a shiraz.  These are not however observations that apply to this wine.  Frankly, it was very good, though the wisdom of calling your wine “Nuthouse” escapes me for a wine over $5.  Anise, leaves, red cherries jostled in an open knit kind of way.  On the palate, some length and similar flavours.  A drink now, enjoyable wine.  Tasted blind.  87 points (7.2/10)

Abv: 14%
Price: $40s
Website: http://www.argylewinery.com/

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