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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Archery Summit Red Hills Estate Pinot Noir 2009
Archery Summit Red Hills Estate Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 120245)
collectible wine
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $79.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine opens with inviting notes of sarsaparilla, black currants, licorice root, and fragrant Ceylon cinnamon. The palate is a succulent and compelling combination of tart black cherries, Tay berries and my mom's gingersnap cookies, along with a saline, savory quality that lends it both depth and complexity. As is the custom with this vineyard, the wine is succulent and satisfying and builds to a gratifying finish where it lingers and lasts with intertwined flavors of berry and spice.
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About Archery Summit Winery:

Since its inception in 1993, Archery Summit has been devoted to crafting exceptional Pinot Noir from its 120 acres across five estate vineyards. Inspired by the remarkable growing conditions provided by the Willamette Valley, Archery Summit approaches each step of the winemaking process with particular thoughtfulness and care. This rich tradition has driven an international reputation that is among the finest of new world Pinot Noir. The Archery Summit portfolio is comprised of Archery Summit Estate, Arcus Estate, which are located in the Dundee Hills AVA and Looney Vineyard, located in the Ribbon Ridge AVA as well as their proprietary blend, Premier Cuvee.