The flavors are a fresh, crisp version of white peach, ripe apple, baked pastry with a mango-vanilla-yeast bouquet. The tartness is pleasantly wrapped into a sweet fruit finish.
Wine Advocate 90 points - While, as Soles repeatedly emphasizes, his parameters are flexible, at around two-thirds Pinot; fermented the first time in a mixture of barrel and tank; with a foundation of fruit from Knudsen Vineyard in the Dundee Hills; and having spent three years sur latte, Argyle’s 2008 Brut is pretty typical of the estate’s basic blend. Ripe apple, pear and grapefruit garlanded with honeysuckle make for a fetching nose and luscious, silken, palate that perfectly integrates ten or a dozen grams of residual sugar, finishing with effusive fruit; hints of honey and marzipan balanced by a bite of pink grapefruit rind; lovely underlying nutty piquancy; and sheer next sip-inducing savor. (Aug 2012)
"FRESH & CRISP" - we know one should not refer to alcoholic beverages as invigorating, but this Brut is exceptionally fresh and crispy with a smooth cream center. Aromas include an enticing combination of apple blossoms, lemon custard with a beam of both vanilla crème and roasted hazelnut, with a touch of fresh squeezed extra virgin Spanish olive oil!