2018 “BASTARD TONGUE” | PINOT NOIR
For Bastard Tongue‘s 8th incarnation, Mother Nature delivered a stellar Pinot Noir growing season. The 2018 vintage was long, on the moderate side of warm, and lacked any disruptive weather events (heat or rain). This scenario allowed our vines the perfect ripening opportunity.
What arrives in the glass is a BT of unprecedented charm, that retains all the impressive fruit and impact fans of this bottling have come to cherish. A beguiling wine, that is somehow both exquisitely elegant and intensely powerful in each swirl, sniff and sip.
Bastard Tongue‘s unbroken string of success has created expectations we relish, and are continually motivated to exceed. This is a pinnacle Sonoma County Pinot Noir, nearly two years in the making, that we could not be more excited to finally share with you.
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 in the mouth. As flavors unfurl across the palate, 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 perfect 2018 growing season — defined by its dichotomy of massively intense flavors, balanced by superb acidity and freshness. We love this wine!
2018 PINOT NOIR
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; ripe, yet fresh; bright, 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. It is so easy to love. Enjoy!
2017 SAGE RIDGE VINEYARD | CABERNET SAUVIGNON
95 points, Jeb Dunnuck
A seminal moment. The fulcrum upon which Argot’s Cabernet Sauvignon portfolio is now tipping. The search for a terroir like Sage Ridge Vineyard has been years in the making. 2017’s Sage Ridge is an absolute WOW! wine. A Cabernet Sauvignon with no precedent across Argot’s history, from a site that possesses unlimited potential moving forward. Saturated red and black fruits of astounding purity, velvety-plush tannins, satin textures, and an effortless caress that glides across the palate. Luxury like only Napa Valley can deliver.
Limit 6 Bottles
2017 “STARSTRUCK” | CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Starstruck elevated. A completely different beast than previous vintages, 2017 delivers an exceptional, profound, full-throttle rendition of this bottling. A wine for those Napa Cabernet lovers whom enough is never enough. Rambunctiously dark, deep and impenetrable in the glass, swirling reveals an ever-evolving, distinctly masculine perfume — black fruits, licorice, wet rocks, cigar leaf and graphite. The palate’s massive structure towers towards the heavens, delivering an exotic mix of Napa Valley mountain terroir — black fruits, dark-citrus, black earth, bouquet-garni, pine-forest and cedarwood — powerful energy, and haunting persistence. Quintessentially intense, coating and saturated. If there is a light at the end of this tunnel, it will never go out.