Hard to beat the Nuthouse for pure pleasure in the Argyle Pinot Noir lineup; it has substantial berry and cherry fruits, glistening with butterfat and gliding into toasted nuts and caramel flavors in the finish. There is some heat also, from alcohol reaching 14.5%—not excessive, but noticeable. This is wide-open and ready to drink with just a little breathing time.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.