- Producer: Argot Wines
- Winemaker: Justin Harmon
- Region (AVA): Sonoma (Sonoma Mountain)
- Blend: 100% Syrah
- Vintage production: c.120 cases
- Winery location: Sonoma County
- Owners: Justin Harmon
- First vintage: 2011
- Drinking window: 2021-2036+
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 2019
"Brought up in more new French oak (90%), the 2019 Syrah Indigo is inky purple-hued and gives up a killer bouquet of blackberries, beef blood, bay leaf, iron, peppery herbs, and bacon fat. It's rich, full-bodied, and concentrated on the palate, with a dense, rich, powerful, yet also focused style that stays graceful and elegant. This is a gorgeous Syrah in every way that should have 10-15 years of prime drinking."
97 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Sept. 2021)