Winemaker Notes: “An unmistakable Pinot perfume explodes from the glass, pure and transparent — rich red fruits; accentuated by Bastard Tongue’s tell-tale loam, spice, and black tea. Weightless textures envelop the palate, boldly delivering a cascade of flavor that mirrors the nose while remaining the picture of sophistication in its long, ethereal finish. An energetic bottling of the BT that perfectly captures the essence of the vintage.!
TWI (Lisa Perrotti-Brown, formerly with Robert Parker) 96 Points: “Pale to medium ruby-purple in color, the 2020 Pinot Noir Bastard Tongue comes bounding out with energetic notes of black cherry compote, black raspberries, and pomegranate with a beautiful undercurrent of violets and dark chocolate. The full-bodied palate is vibrant and pure, with fine-grained tannins and a lively backbone, finishing very long and perfumed. This is perhaps the best 2020 Pinot I’ve tasted!”
FMW 95 Points: “This Bastard Tongue is riveting, and reminds me of amazing Grand Cru Burgundies. This wine is striking, bursting from the glass with aromas of wild berries, grilled game, dark chocolate, cinnamon, and violets. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, lush, and yet elegant, with a bottomless core of fruit, rich but supple structuring tannins, and a long, muscular finish. This wine is the rock star of Sonoma County Pinot Noir that delivers the goods. Drink it any time over the coming 8-10 years.”
Jeb Dunnuck 94 Points: “I always love this cuvée from Argot, and their 2020 Pinot Noir Bastard Tongue certainly delivers the goods. Ripe, medium to full-bodied, and balanced, with some spicy, floral, and red and black-fruited aromatics, it has ripe tannins, integrated acidity, and outstanding length..”
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