Wine Spectrum’s roots are firmly planted in wine country, and we’re able to discover small, artisan winemakers. Justin Harmon of Argot is an artisan winemakers that we’re excited about. We were impressed by Justin Harmon’s powerful winemaking and his characteristic Argot style—massive wines with loads of dark, ripe, cassis and cherry flavors and a dark licorice component. These wines are bold and full-bodied and immediately appealing, engrossing—a hedonistic celebration! Perfect to enjoy now after decanting or save in your cellar.
The Artisan Collection 3-pack features 1 bottle each of:
Argot Cabernet Sauvignon Sage Vineyard Napa Valley. WSI95+ JD95 The Cabernet Sauvignon Sage Ridge Vineyard is a more lifted, perfumed wine and has a great nose of blueberries, mulberries, wildflowers, cedary spice, and incense. This carries to a beautifully textured, full-bodied, elegant 2018 with loads of texture and richness, sweet tannins, and a great finish.
Argot Syrah ‘Indigo’ Sonoma County. WSI96 JD96+ Coming from a site on Sonoma Mountain, it has a complex nose of spiced black raspberries and blackberries mixed with notes of camphor, bacon fat, spiced meats, and dried flowers. Complex and full-bodied, with a round, layered texture and a great finish, it’s well worth seeking out and is going to stand up to any Syrah coming out of California today.
Argot ‘1555’ Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley. WSI94+ WA95+ Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon 1555 Oakville wafts sensuously out of the glass with redcurrant jelly, black raspberries and rose oil scents, followed by a cassis and black plums core, with emerging suggestions of cinnamon toast, cedar and pencil shavings. The full-bodied palate is fantastically fragrant, delivering red and black fruit layers accented by floral and exotic spice nuances, supported by super ripe, velvety tannins, finishing long and perfumed. 250 cases were made.