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Archery Summit Dundee Hills Pinot Noir

A medley of flavours in a glass.
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Primary Notes: Strawberry Spice Graphite

Secondary Notes: Oak, Caramel

Tertiary Notes:

Body: Medium -

Dryness: Very Dry

Acidity: Medium +

Tannin: Medium -

Alcohol (%): 13.5%

Origin: Willamette Valley, USA

Maker: https://boundbywine.com/blogs/vineyard-spotlight/archery-summit?_pos=1&_psq=archer&_ss=e&_v=1.0

Grape: Pinot Noir / Pinot Nero

Fermentation:

Awards: >90

Decanting:

Serving Temperature: Best served between 14–16 degrees.

Asian Food Pairing: peking duck, black fungus chili salad

Western Food Pairing: Pork loin, grilled salmon & tuna

Description

Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2018

A medley of graphite, spice and crushed red strawberries waft from the glass. Further digging reveals even more to the nose of this Pinot Noir, in the flickering form of oak spice and caramelized fruits. On the palate, there’s opulent fruit and signature Dundee Hills spices like allspice, cardamom and sandalwood. The palate is loaded, with fresh strawberry jam and an underlying earthiness taking the lead. Structurally, there are soft oak tannins that give way to an exquisitely long and balanced finish.

The Dundee Hills American Viticultural Area (AVA) was established in 2005, but the appellation’s promise was recognized much earlier. The first post-Prohibition commercial wine grapes planted here date back to 1965, located just down the road from Archery Summit. Of the Willamette Valley’s seven subappellations, this one has the oldest vines and most prestige.

Pioneering producers have long been attracted to the AVA’s soils, climate, elevation, and orientation. Commonly referred to as the Red Hills because of its iron-rich Jory soils, this rolling appellation runs north to south, parallel to the Willamette River, allowing for an optimal ripening schedule. 

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

 - 93 POINTS


 - 92 POINTS

22.png Seductive aromas of dark raspberries, citrus zest, dried earth and lavender. Medium-bodied with fine, tight tannins. Structured, with a vibrant core of dark fruit and spice. Drink or hold.

 - 91 POINTS

22.png This cuvée is the first to be released from each new vintage, and the most widely available. The 2018 marks the debut (from harvest to bottling) of winemaker Ian Burch, and it’s a promising one. Full bodied and open, this mixes ripe red and purple fruits, especially plums and cherries, with a touch of lightly minty chocolate. Delicious and ready for near-term enjoyment