Fiercely aromatic, this wine boldly blends a pair of unique Willamette Valley subappellations 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 firm and vivid, with an abundance of bramble and wild huckleberry notes.
Fusing the elegance of the Dundee Hills, the raw muscle of the Eola-Amity Hills, and the dark-fruited nature of Shea Vineyard, this wine epitomizes the spirit of the valley. With slightly firm tannins and an underlying brightness, it is a full, balanced, and deservedly outspoken Pinot Noir. The remarkable 2018 vintage celebrates balance, texture, and intense color, and this wine neatly expresses all of the above.
Wine Spectator 93 Points
Wine Enthusiast 92 Points
About Archery Summit Winery
Born in the vineyard, our wines reflect some of the most celebrated sites in the Willamette Valley. Our vastly experienced cellar team brings out the very specific—and very best—qualities inherent to acclaimed appellations like the Dundee Hills and the Eola-Amity Hills.
Gary Andrus launched Archery Summit in 1993, infatuated by Pinot Noir and the capacity the Willamette Valley seemed to have for it. The Dundee Hills in particular caught his eye, because it shares similar growing conditions with Burgundy, France, and some of the most acclaimed Pinot Noir vineyards on earth.
A veteran winemaker with a résumé full of award-winning Napa Valley wines, Andrus sharpened his craft at sister winery Pine Ridge Vineyards. He founded that label in 1978, going on to specialize in vineyard-designate wines, tied tightly and evocatively to the sites they pulled from.
The spirit of site-specific wine persists at Archery Summit. We have assembled an impressive family of vineyards over the years: five estate vineyards and three grower sites covering four unique American Viticultural Areas.
Because we focus on Pinot Noir—a telling variety to say the least—our commitment to terroir and the refined flavors of place has only grown. With a quarter century of winemaking experience, we are proud to have helped bring well-deserved fame to Willamette Valley wine and are eager to take it to even higher ground.