Argyle Brut Rose 2013
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At the top of Knudsen Vineyards in the Dundee Hills, at 950 feet of elevation, is where you'll find Argyle's 2.5-acre planting of Pinot Meunier. They take advantage of the late-ripening spot to retain bright, fresh acidity and a mineral edge. The balance of the wine is equally blended between the aforementioned Knudsen Vineyards and their younger, but equally high elevation, Spirit Hill Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills. The color is bright, pale salmon pink, while its bouquet is full of rose petal, strawberry hull, and lemon zest. The barrel aging of the red wine component contributes to its savory complexity, while its delicate, creamy bead leads to a long textural finish.