Review: 2016 Archery Summit Pinot Noirs – Dundee Hills and Red Hills Vineyard
Oregon’s Archery Summit has released two pinot noirs from the 2016 vintage, both sourced from Dundee Hills fruit. The difference between these two wines? One is a single-vineyard selection from the Red Hills Vineyard.
Thoughts on both wines follow.
2016 Archery Summit Pinot Noir Dundee Hills – Boldly fruity, this is a fairly straightforward wine, big with mixed berries, vanilla, and a hint of chocolate. Though a touch of cola and licorice comes through late in the game, it’s less complex than I had expected, particularly at this price point. B / $65
2016 Archery Summit Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Red Hills Vineyard – A single vineyard selection of the above. It’s also boldly fruity, almost jammy, there’s a monstrous cherry note here, dusted with notes of cola and tea leaf. Hints of chocolate and raisin on the finish give this aggressive yet approachable wine a boldly dessert-like character. Keep a glass on hand to go with your cake. B+ / $100