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