2019 Archery Summit Dundee Hills Pinot Noir
To unpack this Pinot Noir is to dig through layer upon intriguing layer of the storied Dundee Hills appellation. The appellation offers the power of plurality within a single, unique place. The immaculate growing conditions bring every detail of the five select vineyard sites to life—the varying blocks, soil types, vine ages, and clones—resulting in a wine brimming with complexity.
Equal and subtle parts floral and spice driven, this wine shows rose hip, hibiscus and strawberry on the nose. The aromatics persist, with flint and confectionary bubbling to the surface. On the palate, there’s a boisterous but balanced blend of sweet and savory. Candied strawberry, flickers of oak and a juicy acidity are tied together elegantly by the tannins and spice that come from whole-cluster fermentation.