Friday, June 30, 2023

2021 Archery Summit Pinot Noir Dundee Hills AVA

2021 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir has been awarded "Best in Show" at the esteemed Decanter World Wine Awards, along with a remarkable score of 97 points!
2023 Decanter World Wine Awards:
18,250 wines submitted
Archery Summit was the Only USA wine to be awarded Best in Show in 2023

2021 Archery Summit Pinot Noir Dundee Hills AVA...$44.99
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $47.99
Compare to $65.99 at Archery Summit
Compare to $62.99 at Total Wine and More (2022 vintage)
No one is naïve about the difficulties and challenges of growing Pinot Noir away from its home in Burgundy (even there, of course, it isn’t easy). Pinot has taken to Oregon’s Willamette Valley with remarkable success, though, and especially to the red-soiled Dundee Hills. This 2021 wine is a fine example of the charm, balance and satisfaction that fine Dundee Hills Pinot can provide. Translucent scarlet in colour, with magnetically attractive raspberry scents, once on the palate the wine is soft-contoured yet energetic, with arresting intensity of fruit. Here the raspberry shades into something more curranty and tenacious, and there are refreshing bitter notes in the finish, too, with a hint of earthiness perhaps derived from the clays of volcanic origin in which the vines grow. The warm edge of cool climate? Perhaps – and it makes for beautiful drinking.
Rated 97/100 Decanter, World Wine Awards

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