June 1, 2017
Purely Domestic Wine Report
95pts – 2014 “Bastard Tongue”, Pinot Noir, Sonoma County
93pts – 2014 Chardonnay, Simpatico Ranch, Bennett Valley
92pts – 2014 Chardonnay, Estate Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain
92pts – 2014 Pinot Noir, Saralee’s Vineyard, Russian River Valley
92pts – 2014 Pinot Noir, Hawk Hill Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
91pts – 2014 Pinot Noir, Estate Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain
91pts – 2014 “Madras” Pinot Noir, Steiner Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain

March 15, 2017
Wine Spectator Insider
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 Tasting Report
13 Expressive California Chardonnays
Argot – Chardonnay Sonoma County “Motifs” 2015
91 points | $35 | 300 cases made | White
“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”.

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, Saralee’s Vineyard, Russian River Valley
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