- Producer: Argot Wines
- Winemaker: Justin Harmon
- Region (AVA): Sonoma (Sonoma Mountain)
- Blend: 100% Syrah
- Vintage production: 120 cases
- Winery location: Sonoma County
- Owners: Justin Harmon
- First vintage: 2011
- Drinking window: 2021-2048
About The Wine
A selection from Justin's favourite Syrah terroir, with an emphasis on the Alban 1 clone, given an extended 22 month elevage in new, French oak barriques for maximum impact and richness.
The vineyard is situated at 335 metres on a north-facing, gently-rolling hillside, composed of a geological upheaval of ashy, moondust-like soils, littered with ancient seabed. Sonoma Mountain’s ridgetops — demarcating the cool Sonoma Coast AVA, from the more moderate Sonoma Valley AVA — deliver an utterly unique expression of Syrah, distinct from that grown elsewhere in Sonoma County.
Argot Indigo Syrah 2018
"A step up over the appellation Syrah, the 2018 Syrah Indigo is another beautiful, classic Syrah from this estate that readers are going to love. 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."
96+ points, Jeb Dunnuck (Jan. 2021)