The 2007 growing season was picture perfect up until the end of September. Not too cold, and not too hot, usually makes Argyle a very happy winemaker. Many times predicted bad weather news in thwarted by the fall jet stream’s ability to pop back up into British Columbia. This was not the case for 2007. September 27’s rain event predicted a week before became a reality. Argyle has over 20 years experience with Oregon weather. Argyle believes in balanced irrigation to encourage leaves on the vine to stay healthy and actively “pumping” flavor into the fruit berries. They found over time that this activity can actively encourage slightly earlier ripening then dry farmed portions. This earlier ripening by even a couple of days, paid off in 2007. They went to the whip to pick a significant amount of their ripest fruit just prior to the night of the 27th. This of course means that a significant amount of fruit had to ride out the storm. Argyle has shown mastery in the face of adversity before. The result seems to be great balanced structure to show off elegant, juicy fruit. The aroma is lovely pear with a hint of fresh pineapple fruit over vanilla spice. The flavor is bright and creamy textured citrus-pear fruit, with a continuing creamy, refreshing vanilla spiced finish.