Argot Estate Syrah Sonoma 2013 | 95 Point World Class Syrah
JD95 | The Argot Estate Syrah Sonoma 2013 offers a touch more intensity, as well as a cooler climate feel. Offering an awesome bouquet of blackberries, black raspberries, green olives, spring flowers, bacon fat, and subtle barbecue and obvious meaty aromas and flavors. It’s deep, rich, medium to full-bodied, and seamlessly put together on the palate, with perfect integration of its fruit, acidity, and tannin, this is a world class Syrah that wouldn’t be out of place in a lineup of top Hermitage (it’s more Méal than Bessards). Drink it any time over the coming decade.
So, Argot Estate Syrah Sonoma 2013 is California’s answer to a great Northern Rhone red. Yet, with more sunshine than Hermitage can dream of at night. Dunnuck loved its “awesome bouquet of blackberries, black raspberries, green olives, spring flowers, bacon fat. Plus subtle barbecue and obvious meaty aromas and flavors. It’s deep, rich, medium to full-bodied, and seamlessly put together on the palate, with perfect integration of its fruit, acidity, and tannin, this is a world class Syrah that wouldn’t be out of place in a lineup of top Hermitage.”
Each significant relationship in life gives rise to an argot among the members who define it. The deeper the bond and longer its history, this argot’s vocabulary becomes more personal. Hence, allowing it to strengthen and enhance the dynamic. In opening a bottle of wine, so too is opened the flow of conversation and potential to connect. Throughout human history, a glass of wine has been used for worship, celebration, mourning and, more simply, to share life.
In christening our wine brand Argot, we honor the beautiful symmetry and complementary nature wine and communication hold. Round up a friend, pull a cork, splash a glass, and enjoy.
Winemaker Justin Harmon
It began with the occasional bottle purchased for dinner parties, but the joy of the wine shop kept luring Justin back for more. Browsing aisles, learning from staff, participating in tastings; wine’s expansive scope continued to entice and draw him in..
In pursuit of production experience, the chance opportunity to be involved with California’s 2005 harvest, for a single day’s work, provided his first look behind the curtain. The hook was set. The following year brought him back to California to participate in Sonoma County’s 2006 harvest as a full-fledged cellar hand. A second turn as a cellar hand, during 2007’s harvest, afforded an opportunity to ferment and raise the single ton of Syrah grapes upon which Argot was founded.