Farmed and sourced entirely from our Lone Star vineyard, 2012 brings Argyle it’s first ever Nuthouse Riesling! After 10 years of growing Riesling on this particular plot of land, we are beginning to learn the intricacies of what it means to make Eola-Amity Hills Riesling. 85% of the blend was fermented in stainless steel to retain laser-sharp freshness and acidity. 15% of the blend was fermented in our oldest neutral oak barrels to enhance subtle texture, yet also maintain fresh fruit flavor. Both components were left on lees 9 months before blending and bottling. The nose is full of fleshy white peach, lilac, meyer lemon, and faint white pepper. The palate is sleek and graceful, a light plumpness lurking in the shadows, waiting to build increased depth with time. The ever complicated acid/mineral interplay keeps the finish sailing on and on. Just a young pup, all the hallmarks of true age able Riesling are here. Break out the Bibimbap!
Argyle Riesling Nuthouse
Argyle Winery is very proud to be one of the first LIVE Certified Sustainable wineries in Oregon and to support LIVE as very worthy cause. LIVE represents a civic and ecological responsibility very close to our hearts. The benefits of sustainability are clear – the practices are gentle on the earth, and we believe they result in brighter, more flavorful wine that better reflect the characteristics of the land from which they are grown.