Review: Argyle 2009 Sparkling Brut Rosé, Dundee Hills Oregon


An Oregon sparkling wine perfect for any occasion.

This week we drank one of my wife's Mother day gifts; a bottle of Argyle 2009 Sparkling Brut Rosé. My mother selected the gift because she knows us so well. Thank you mom for gifting such a lovely wine.

Tasting Notes:

Grapefruit pink color, a zesty wine with tight bubbles. On the palate citrus, ruby grapefruit, tingly on the gums and the tongue, with a creamy, honey finish. Delightful. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, this wine would be perfect with any meal. Today I'd pair it with beef Carpaccio. Yum, this wine put a smile on my face. Recommended.


Blend: 48% Pinot Noir, 42% Pinot Meunier, 10% Chardonnay.
ABV: 12.5%
2,031 cases produced
Oregon Certified Sustainable Wine
SRP: $50
Serve chilled, between 40°F and 45°F. Warm bubbles are no fun.

Since 1987, Argyle Winery has produced world-class methode champenoise Sparkling wine, barrel fermented Chardonnay and 'silky' textured Pinot Noir from low yielding vines on winery farmed hillside slopes. Argyle was named "OREGON'S PREMIER WINERY" by Wine Spectator in 2000.

All Argyle Winery Sparkling Wines are vintage dated. Two grape varieties, Oregon Chardonnay & Oregon Pinot Noir, are used in Argyle Brut, Knudsen Vineyard Brut, Extended Tirage Brut and Argyle's special Brut Rosé. The Pinot Noir and Chardonnay ratio of each sparkling wine changes with each vintage and are indicated on the front label. Argyle Winery's Blanc de Blancs is 100% Dijon clone Chardonnay.

Argyle Winery
Phone orders and info: (888) 427-4953 Ext. 233
Tasting Room: 691 Highway 99W, Dundee, Oregon 97115
Mailing Address: PO Box 280, Dundee, Oregon 97115

Note: This wine is an Oregon Sparkling wine. It is not Champagne because it does not come from Champagne, France. Champagne was invented and perfected in Champagne, France. True “Champagne” is only made in the Champagne region of France, using the Méthode Champenoise. The Champagne winemaking community, under the auspices of the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC), has developed a comprehensive set of rules and regulations for all wine produced in the region to protect its economic interests. That's why this wine is referred to as "Sparkling" wine.


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