Archery Summit Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2016
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Impressively ripe and very nicely integrated, red to black-cherry aromas here, leading to a neatly integrated palate that delivers the right balance of gently grainy tannins and supple fruit flesh.
The first of the winery's 2016s, this young wine shows tart pomegranate and white raspberry fruits, with a hint of watermelon, as one might find in a rosé. Fermented in a mix of oak, concrete and stainless steel, the resulting blend is lighter than the previous vintage, with a well-balanced, savory finish.
At Archery Summit, they embrace traditional winemaking techniques as well as Pinot-centric technological innovations, enabling them to craft the very best wine from each vintage. Painstaking efforts including hand-farming and harvesting have helped them forge an international reputation for being one of the finest Pinot Noir producers in the world. Over the past 25 years, they have acquired five estate vineyards planted to 80 acres of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris. The winery is located in Dayton, Oregon in the Dundee Hills. The Archery Summit winery and estate vineyards in the Dundee Hills use sustainable practices and are Live Certified. Stop by for a visit!”
Home of the first Pinot noir vineyard of the Willamette Valley, planted by David Lett of Eyrie Vineyard in 1966, today the Dundee Hills AVA remains the most densely planted AVA in the valley (and state). To its north sits the Chehalem Valley and to its south, runs the Willamette River. Within the region’s 12,500 acres, about 1,700 are planted to vine on predominantly basalt-based, volcanic, Jory soil.