• Producer: Argot Wines
  • Winemaker: Justin Harmon
  • Region (AVA): Sonoma (Sonoma County)
  • Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Vintage production: c.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 2019

  • "Always a richer, more powerful Pinot, the 2019 Pinot Noir Bastard Tongue is no exception and gives up a medium ruby hue as well as a big nose of spiced red and black fruits, cola, forest floor, sassafras, and dried orange. Complex, medium to full-bodied, and textured, it has good acidity and balance, yet there's no reason to hold off, as it's drinking beautifully today."

    94 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Sep. 2021)