ARGOT'S CLASSIC CUVÉES
2019 SYRAH, SONOMA MOUNTAIN
93 points, Jeb Dunnuck
An unbridled extrovert that demands your undivided attention from its cork's pop, to the swirl of the last drop. Voraciously impenetrable, the wine pours an unctuous, red-leaning violet. Swirling releases a cavalcade of pie-fruit aromatics and Thanksgiving spice. In the mouth, the wine offers a comforting hug of textures that span out across the palate in a warming embrace. This winter, be sure to wrangle up a partner in crime, pull a cork, listen to the fire's crackle and allow this 2019 Syrah be an evening's perfect complement.
2019 CABERNET SAUVIGNON, NAPA VALLEY
If you enjoyed the 2018 version of this wine, just wait until you experience 2019! A revelatory Cabernet Sauvignon. 'Dark' 'Ethereal' 'Classy' 'Serious' 'Deep' 'Delicious', so said our initial tasting notes. This is a gorgeous Napa Valley Cabernet that will turn heads and provide the entire category a shot in the arm. The darkest of berry fruits dominate the senses, with an underlying acidity that dazzles the palate and a finish that will test modern-day, abbreviated attention spans. Pull the biggest stem from the cabinet and let your cup runneth over.
2019 PINOT NOIR, SONOMA MOUNTAIN
91 points, Jeb Dunnuck
Opening with an enchanting nose of dark, brooding fruits, accented by discernable pie-spice notes, leaning into sweet-cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom. A weighty textural presence delivers the palate, balanced by a sustained lift which marks all of our 2019s. Upon entry, dark sweet cherries and cocoa-dusted strawberries are lifted by an energy of blood orange and cinnamon. This wine's true depth is most evident through its bottomless finish that remains strikingly intense.
2019 CHARDONNAY, BENNETT VALLEY
One of the great joys in winemaking has been digging ever-deeper into the magic of barrel fermented Chardonnay. Few winemaking techniques deliver on the awe-inspiring alchemy at the heart of this age-old craft, which is why we so adore crafting this wine each year. Pouring an emerald-haloed straw color, the aromatics are a pungent display of Lemon Balm oils, a kaleidoscope of Pome fruits and ethereal white flowers. The palate is informed by a textural intensity unique to barrel-fermented Chardonnay, delivering flavors of baked apple and Bosc pear, with complexities of sun-warmed fennel and ginger root. A stunning wine!
2018 CABERNET SAUVIGNON, NAPA VALLEY
With its flawless growing season, 2018 is a classic vintage in the Napa Valley. An endless summer that gave way to extended Autumnal perfection, allowed for ideal ripening conditions throughout. This wine presents a mélange of pure red and black fruit character that explodes across the palate, dancing on an exquisite ribbon of tannin that defines the perfectly-honed structure. A beautifully harmonious and balanced Cabernet Sauvignon.
2018 SYRAH, SONOMA COUNTY
Singularly great, 2018 is an all-time vintage, achieving unparalleled heights. An endless summer gave way to Autumnal perfection, allowing our Syrah vines a nearly unprecedented opportunity to leisurely ripen their crop all the way into November, under ideal conditions. This is nothing short of pinnacle Sonoma County Syrah — black fruits lifted by high-toned florality, tell-tale Syrah pepper, and savory notes of freshly tanned leather and black earth. As we like to make them, a Syrah-lovers Syrah.
2018 PINOT NOIR, SONOMA COUNTY
Everything you have come to expect from an Argot Pinot Noir, shone through the filter of a textbook-perfect vintage. We simply can not get over the quality of fruit this wine displays! Intense, yet fresh; fruity, yet spicy; brambly, yet juicy; immediate, yet lingering. A Pinot Noir that displays the variety's natural come-hither attitude, while succinctly capturing its intriguing nature. There are not enough superlatives to describe this wine. Almost too easy to love!
2018 CHARDONNAY, SONOMA COUNTY
Pouring a green-tinted gold, our Sonoma County Chardonnay is a beautiful wine from word go. Radiating from within, a blast of apple/pear fruit informs this wine both aromatically, and on the palate. As flavors unfurl, a progression of orange blossom, pineapple, white peach, and hazlenut are followed by a finish dominated by ginger, baked apple, with a trailing kiss of mint's freshness. A stunning wine — wholly informed by the perfection of 2018's growing season — defined by its dichotomy of massively intense flavors, and superb acidity and freshness.