- Producer: Argot Wines
- Winemaker: Justin Harmon
- Region (AVA): Sonoma (Sonoma County)
- Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
- Vintage production: 300 cases
- Winery location: Sonoma County
- Owners: Justin Harmon
- First vintage: 2011
- Drinking window: 2021-2048
About The Wine
The Bastard Tongue is selection of barrels displaying the magnificence of Sonoma County Pinot Noir: that specific balance of opulent fruit, inherent spice and earthy notes. The 2018 brings significant emphasis on Sonoma’s oldest heritage selection, the Swan Clone.
The fruit is sourced from multiple, cool-climate vineyards that Argot has worked hand-in-hand with for the past decade. Each site was chosen due to its distinct soils and expert expression of Sonoma County’s world-class terroir. Applying a thoughtful farming ethos, informed by quality-over-quantity, each vintage Justin harvests grapes of a singular quality.
Argot Bastard Tongue Pinot Noir 2018
"A more limited production cuvée, the 2018 Pinot Noir Bastard Tongue is a big, ripe, sexy beast of a Pinot Noir delivering loads of black cherry and black raspberry fruit intermixed with plenty of spring flowers, sappy herb, and forest-like nuances. Full-bodied, it has a hedonistic, sweetly fruited style, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It doesn’t pull any punches yet stays balanced, textured, and a joy to drink. It should keep for 5-7 years or so."
95 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Jan. 2021)