94 points Decanter
"A little reserved at the moment, but the palate is generous, with weight and structure at the same time. Has lovely mouthfeel and roundness, the refreshing acidity hiding well a warming effect from the alcohol. Really long and mouth-coating."
91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2016 Assyrtiko is the screwcapped version, not the upper-level Estate Santorini that has some oak. As with last year's comparison of the Atlantis blend and this "regular" Assyrtiko, the difference here is less in concentration (although it has just a little more) than in a bit more steel and a juicier, tighter finish. This year, too, it adds gloriously fresh fruit, finishing with waves of up-front flavor that not all Assyrtiko delivers. This walks down the middle of the road, showing precision and focus, but it also has a fruitier demeanor than the upper level usually produces. It's a nice compromise. It should make people swoon while it is young and fresh. I am a little less sure of what becomes of it as it ages, but it will hold reasonably well, too."
90 points Wine & Spirits
"Matthew Argyros crafts this wine from his oldest vines and vinifies about ten percent in used oak barrels. It feels electric, as if the acidity is illuminating the wine from inside, giving the lemony fruit a crisp snap. Any richness from the oak reads only in the wines embrace, emanating a warmth like sun off stones. It"s ready now, for a grilled whole fish."
90 points Wine Enthusiast
"The nose of this wine is full of lemon and lime zest, sea salt and stone notes. Its fresh citrus flavors are hemmed in by zesty minerality, offering complexity and a lingering finish. One of Santorinis best whites, hands down."
"Fuller and softer than the non-estate version with greater depth of fruit but perhaps less immediate minerality. Much more impressive length, however. 17.5/20 points."
Food & Wine
“This Greek white suggests talc or clay more than stones: Call it earthy. Add to that this wine’s lemon-zesty liveliness, and it’s a great combination, not to mention incredibly refreshing.”
Vinous Reverie Notes
The vineyards used for Santorini Argyros Assyrtiko are located in Episkopi and Pyrgos, with an average age between 80-150 years. The vines are basket pruned, and dry farmed. Grapes are hand-picked in August. The grapes are entirely vinified in stainless steel tanks, in order to preserve the unique, fresh fruit flavors. Tasting Notes: Assyrtiko is the iconic grape os Santorini, known for it's relatively high natural acidity. This wine is true to character, with flavors of citrus, lemongrass and stone. It is medium-bodied and elegant with great finesse. Food Pairing: Great with fish, shellfish, sushi and vegetable dishes.