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Date Printed: 10/20/2014
Archery Summit Red Hills Estate Pinot Noir 2010
Archery Summit Red Hills Estate Pinot Noir 2010
(search item no. 122871)
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Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/20/2014: $79.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 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 aromas that are both lifted and deep: black currants and star anise, cracked allspice, licorice root, manuka honey and sassafras. There are brambly cane fruit notes reminiscent of blackberries and boysenberries along with exotic spice of cardamom and saffron; rose petals and toasted cherry pits. On the palate one finds vibrant forest strawberries, bing cherries, clove oil, walnut meat, and a savory umami character. Present also are notes of kirsch filled chocolates, maple sugar and an iron-like minerality. This is a regal and refined rendition of our Red Hills Estate. Tannins are plush and integrated and the very satisfying whole shows tremendous focus, intrigue and persistence.
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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.