Argyle released one of its vintage sparkling wines, a 100% Chardonnay sparkler with a hint of minerality, and lots of cream on the palate. Upon popping the cork, this wine has lots of bright bubbles, but they fade quickly to a light effervescence in the glass.
It has flavors of cream, butter, and is a rich sparkling wine with just a hint of stone and minerals. Several of the reviews that I read talked about its minerality, but I didn’t pick up much of that. One review said it tasted like a Big Hunk candy bar, but I certainly didn’t get any of that. I’m not even sure that I have had a Big Hunk candy bar…
To me, it tasted more like what it is; the sparkling version of a Chardonnay. Granted, Oregon certainly goes more for the unoaked variety of Chardonnay, but this one certainly has that light butter taste. Flavorful, delicious, and certainly worth picking up a bottle if you can find it around. It is sold out at the tasting room.