2016 Argot Bastard Tongue Pinot Noir Sonoma County

$84.95
JD97

A blend of old Swan clone from Steiner Vineyard and grapes from Helgren Vineyard, this is one bombastic bamma jamma of a Pinot Noir. Dunnuck calls it “thrilling stuff that reminds me of some old-school Kistler wines. Smoking notes of black raspberries, dried flowers, incense, and forest floor notes all emerge from this deep, rich, layered effort that has fabulous complexity, a hedonistic texture, and impeccable balance. It's a rock star of a Sonoma County Pinot Noir that delivers the goods.”

Varietal:
Pinot Noir
Winemaker:
Justin Harmon
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
20 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 100% new
Appellation:
Sonoma
Sub-Appellation:
Sonoma County
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Pinot Noir
SKU #:
1WARG16PN3BASTARDTONGUE
JD97

Jeb Dunnuck

The 2016 Pinot Noir Bastard Tongue from Justin Harmon is thrilling stuff that reminds me of some old-school Kistler wines. Smoking notes of black raspberries, dried flowers, incense, and forest floor notes all emerge from this deep, rich, layered effort that has fabulous complexity, a hedonistic texture, and impeccable balance. It's a rock star of a Sonoma County Pinot Noir that delivers the goods. Drink it any time over the coming 8-10 years