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Argot Bastard Tongue Pinot Noir
Argot Wines
United States - California - Sonoma County

Inheriting an unbroken string of success, the “Bastard Tongue” arrives fully-formed and ready to impress. Always a blend from multiple Pinot Noir vineyards, this iteration of “BT” was selected from three distinct sites, each making their own unique contribution of Sonoma County terroir to the wine’s character.

Exploding forth on a tidal wave of high-toned, intense red and black fruits, this is a Pinot Noir that no stemware can contain. The palate’s profound depth is balanced by an inherent freshness, allowing the wine to crackle with brambly energy, while sustained by bass notes of underbrush, black tea, pie spice and baker’s chocolate. A formidable rendition of “Bastard Tongue”, and a deserving successor to its line.

Specifications
Appellation
Sonoma County
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
100% Pinot Noir
Age of vines
it is a blend of young vines and older vines.
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Soil type
grapes are grown on various soil types, each bringing some unique characteristic to the final wine.
Vinification
Night harvested by hand throughout September, cluster and berry sorted by hand, de-stemmed, no crushing. 7-day cold soaks, followed by native fermentation in open-top bins. Average time on the skins, 14 days. Aging 20 months in French oak, 100% new. Never racked prior to bottling. Bottled unfined, unfiltered.
Production
200 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Very versatile. Goes well with grilled meat, vegetable, fish, poultry and cheese. 

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