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2021 Argyle Riesling "Nuthouse"

Argyle 2021 Nuthouse Riesling

Winery: Argyle

Vintage: 2021

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Nuthouse"

Wine Category: Riesling

Grape blend: 100% Riesling

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Eola Amity Hills

State or country: OR

Price: $35

Cases produced: 570

KWG Score: 91 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: January 31, 2024

Wine Review: This white gold colored Riesling from Oregon is very interesting and different. It opens with a pineapple and pear bouquet with hints of honeycomb and gingersnap. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied with plus acidity. The mouthfeel is quite expressive, bright, and fresh. The flavor profile is an iced tea, Bartlett pear, and kiwi blend with notes of nectarine and lychee. I also detected hints of orange zest and ginger in the aftertaste. The finish is nicely extended. I would pair this Oregon Riesling with spicy crab tacos. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This is Argyle's most exacting, drier-style Riesling with racy acidity and a light fruit-sweetness that will intensify with age. Its grapes were direct pressed to showcase their vibrancy and electric energy and then fermented and aged for 14 months in neutral wood barrique and puncheon to accentuate this wine's elegant, spicy texture. Pear, citrus blossom, and lanolin are laid over a core of fresh acidity bringing beautiful balance and judicious length. We believe it is the Willamette Valley’s most age-worthy Riesling.

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