February 2, 2022
Wine Spectator
Argot – Chardonnay Sonoma Mountain Le Rayon-Vert 2019
93 points | $75 | 325 cases made | White
Showcases well-knit apple, Asian pear and white currant flavors, with accents of dried mint and tarragon. Toasty in the midpalate, with a finish that lingers on and is marked by crushed stone. Drink now through 2025. -KM

January 26, 2022
Wine Spectator
Argot – Syrah, Sonoma Mountain 2019
93 points | $60 | 280 cases made | Red
Handsome and polished yet structured at the core, this red is rich with raspberry and blueberry flavors laced with smoky meat, black olive and pepper accents. Drink now through 2030. —TF

November 2021
Wine Advocate – Napa Valley Report
Fantastic reviews from Lisa Perrotti-Brown for the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignons.
Particularly lovely note on the Sugarloaf Vineyard, “A stunning, true-blue Napa blockbuster with its own very evocative signature, this comes highly recommended!”
97+ pts – 2019 Sugarloaf Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
95+ pts – 2019 1555 Oakville, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
95 pts – 2019 Sage Ridge Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
93 pts – 2019 Starstruck, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
92+ pts – 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

October 31, 2021
Wine Spectator
Argot – Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Sugarloaf Vineyard 2018
93 points | $150 | 125 cases made | Red
Lush, ripe, flattering style, with very creamy plum sauce, cherry reduction, cassis and melted licorice notes sailing through, laced with toast, but still keeping the upper hand. Subtle graphite and alder streaks keep it honest through the finish. Not shy in style, but pulls it off. Drink now through 2030. —JM
Argot – Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Sage Ridge Vineyard 2018
92 points | $150 | 215 cases made | Red
Creamy, polished style with a friendly mix of plum, cassis and red licorice flavors backed with a hint of floral lift and a tingle of savory through the finish. Drink now through 2027. —JM

October 2021
Wine Advocate – End of October
Lisa Perrotti-Brown continues to champion our Chardonnay from Simpatico Ranch!
“..fantastic intensity with a satiny texture and loads of savory sparks to complement the layers of fruit…YUM!”
96 pts – 2018 Simpatico Ranch, Chardonnay, Bennett Valley

September 30, 2021
Jeb Dunnuck
One of the most enthusiastic and talented palates in the industry continues to be bullish on Argot.
97 pts – 2019 Syrah Indigo
94 pts – 2019 Chardonnay Simpatico Ranch
94 pts – 2019 Pinot Noir Bastard Tongue
93 pts – 2019 Chardonnay Le Rayon-Vert
93 pts – 2019 Syrah Sonoma Mountain

July 22, 2021
Wine Spectator
Argot – Pinot Noir Sonoma County Bastard Tongue 2018
92 points | $85 | 350 cases made | Red
Ripe and open-textured, with luscious acidity supporting the lively dark fruit and cooking spice flavors. Creamy midpalate, with chocolate and mocha notes on the finish. Drink now through 2024. —KM
Argot – Pinot Noir Sonoma Mountain 2019
92 points | $50 | 600 cases made | Red
An elegant style, with fine-grained flavors of dark cherry and plum paste that are backed by medium-grained tannins. The juicy and cream-filled finish shows chocolaty richness. Drink now through 2025. —KM

March 26, 2021
Wine Spectator
Argot – Syrah, Sonoma Mountain 2018
93 points | $60 | 400 cases made | Red
Expressive and multilayered, this red combines polish with structure, offering currant, smoked meat and black olive flavors, with medium-grain tannins. Drink now through 2029. — TF

March 15, 2017
Wine Spectator
Argot – Syrah Sonoma Mountain Estate Vineyard 2013
93 points | $70 | 105 cases made | Red
Expressive black raspberry and smoky pepper aromas combine with rich, well-structured dark plum, chocolate espresso and licorice flavors, finishing with refined tannins. Drink now through 2027. -T.F.

March 6, 2017
Wine Spectator
13 Expressive California Chardonnays
Argot 2015 Motifs Chardonnay. “Features chalky, earthy notes that frame the core of apple and citrus flavors. The acidity lends vibrancy and drive, while the finish is clean and spicy,presenting a green apple edge. Drink now through 2020”. 91 points!

February 28, 2017
Wine Advocate – Northern California Report Part 1
Great notices from Lisa Perrotti-Brown for the Spring Releases.
Particularly lovely note on the Simpatico Ranch Chardonnay, “I just loved this wine and monitored its progress for several days. It is incredibly stable and in fact just got better and better!”
94+pts – 2014 Chardonnay, Simpatico Ranch, Bennett Valley
92+pts – 2014 “Madras” Pinot Noir, Steiner Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain
91pts – 2014 Pinot Noir, Hawk Hill Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
90pts – 2015 “Motifs” Chardonnay, Sonoma County

December, 2016
Purely Domestic Wine Report
Stellar reviews from Doug Wilder!
94pts – 2013 “Borrowed Jewels” Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
94pts – 2013 “Bastard Tongue”, Pinot Noir, Sonoma County
93pts – 2013 Chardonnay, Estate Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain
93pts – 2013 Pinot Noir, Estate Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain
93pts – 2012 Syrah, Estate Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain

October 28, 2016
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – Northern California Report
Another fabulous set of scores from Robert Parker for the Fall Releases.
Descriptors like ‘impressive’, ‘sexy’, ‘complex’, ‘flavorful’, ‘plush’ and ‘multi-layered’ peppered throughout the report. Flattered and excited!
96pts – 2014 “Bastard Tongue” Pinot Noir, Sonoma County
94pts – 2014 Pinot Noir, Estate Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain
93pts – 2014 Chardonnay, Estate Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain
93pts – 2013 Syrah, Estate Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain

May 4, 2016
Doug Wilder’s Purely Domestic Wine Report – North Coast Issue
“Tucked into a custom crush winery in the industrial section of Santa Rosa, Harmon continues to impress with thoughtful interpretation of Sonoma fruit. Slang wines are primarily designed for near-term enjoyment, value-priced, aged in once-used barrels. Argot is all single vineyard examples of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah.”
93 pts – 2013 Pinot Noir, Saralee’s Vineyard, Russian River Valley
93 pts – 2013 “Madras” Pinot Noir, Steiner Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain
93 pts – 2012 “Posted” Syrah, Steiner Vineyard, Sonoma County
92 pts – 2013 Slang Pinot Noir, Sonoma County
92 pts – 2013 Chardonnay, Simpatico Ranch, Bennett Valley
91 pts – 2013 Pinot Noir, Hawk Hill Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

April 4, 2016
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator tasting report, 12 Bold Sonoma Chardonnays
Features our 2013 Estate Chardonnay. “…a core of lemon-lime and green apple flavors that are refreshing and expansive, folding in fresh apple, pear and citrus notes”. Rated 90 points!

March 4, 2016
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – Northern California Report
Following fantastic notices in last year’s report, again Argot receives a litany of high marks for our current releases. Comparing many of the wines to some of France’s greatest growing regions, our style is recognized over and over again — wines bursting with flavor that will drink deliciously now, while having the ability to age beautifully. Thank you for your time, effort and insight, Mr. Parker!
94 pts – 2013 “Borrowed Jewels” Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
94 pts – 2012 “Posted” Syrah, Steiner Vineyard, Sonoma County
93+ pts – 2013 “Bastard Tongue” Pinot Noir, Sonoma County
93 pts – 2013 Pinot Noir, Estate Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain
92 pts – 2013 Chardonnay, Estate Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain
91+ pts – 2012 Syrah, Estate Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain

January 6, 2016
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
The results are in from the largest wine judging competition in North America, and Argot made quite a haul. In our first year of participation, every wine entered took home a medal! We could not be more grateful, honored, and excited. Enjoy and thank you!
Double Gold Medal – 2014 Slang Pinot Noir, Sonoma County
Gold Medal – 2012 Pinot Noir, Hawk Hill Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
Gold Medal – 2013 “Madras” Pinot Noir, Steiner Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain
Gold Medal – 2013 Chardonnay, Simpatico Ranch, Bennett Valley

October, 2015
Wine Spectator
2013 Saralee’s Vineyard Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Receives 90 points from James Laube. “A supple, graceful style, with a creamy texture of spicy, dusty cherry and plum fruit, accented by hints of anise, sage and cedary oak. Ends long, clean and delicate.”

September 30, 2015
Wine Spectator
2012 “Bastard Tongue” Pinot Noir, Sonoma County
Highlighted as a “Top Wine” in James Laube’s “Recommended California Pinot Noirs” in his annual report!

June 10, 2015
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator Insider
Features our 2012 “Bastard Tongue” Pinot, rated 93 points!

March, 2015
Purely Domestic Wine Report
Fantastic set of scores from Doug Wilder!
93pts – 2012 Pinot Noir, “Bastard Tongue”, Sonoma County
92pts – 2012 Chardonnay, Estate Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain
91pts – 2011 Syrah, Estate Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain
90pts – 2012 Pinot Noir, Estate Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain

December 30, 2014
Wine Advocate
A spectacular report from Robert Parker. What a way to end the year.
94pts – 2012 Pinot Noir, Estate Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain
93pts – 2012 Pinot Noir, “Bastard Tongue”, Sonoma County
92pts – 2012 Pinot Noir, Hawk Hill Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
91pts – 2012 “Madras” Pinot Noir, Steiner Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain
90pts – 2012 Pinot Noir, Saralee’s Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
91pts – 2012 Chardonnay, Simpatico Ranch, Bennett Valley
90pts – 2012 Chardonnay, Estate Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain
90+pts – 2011 Syrah, Estate Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain