2021 Archery Summit Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
93 points, Northwest Wine Report
To create a truly dynamic cuvée, we carefully select AVAs that pay tribute to both the specific vintage and each other. Our blending process combines fruit from Eola-Amity Hills in the Willamette Valley with grapes from Braken Vineyard and marsh vineyard in Yamhill Carlton. These renowned vineyard sites are artfully intertwined, resulting in a pinot noir that is exquisitely balanced and unique, just like its single vineyard counterparts.
Leading the way is cinnamon spice on the nose, this wine boldly blends a pair of unique Willamette Valley sub-appellations under a single cork. Its presence is immediately felt in the form of a perfume-driven and penetrating aroma of fennel, mulberry, and dried anise. On the palate, the Pinot Noir is graceful, with an abundance of strawberry and wild, dried huckleberry notes. Fusing the elegance of the Willamette Valley, the focused tannins of the Eola-Amity Hills, and the generosity of Marsh Vineyard, this wine epitomizes the spirit of the valley. With playful tannins and an underlying brightness, it is a full, balanced, and deservedly outspoken Pinot Noir.