*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample to participate in a Taste Live event.
Archery Summit was a new winery for me when I attended a Taste Live event a couple weeks ago. Of course, most Oregon wineries are new to me, which is yet another reason I’m excited to attend the Wine Blogger Conference in Portland next month. Not to mention the Pinot. Oh, the Pinot. I was happy to get a preview of more Pinot to come through the 3 wines from Archery Summit at the tasting. Up 3rd (I think ) we had the 2010 Archery Summit Premier Cuvee. It has a real cork closure, clocks in at 13.5% alcohol by volume, and retails for $48.
Four takeaways from this wine:
1.) We drank this with grilled rainbow trout. It was awesome.
2.) The wine had so much going on both on the nose and in the palate. Lots of bang for the buck here.
3.) Pinot is one of those wines where I really think you get what you pay for.
4.) On the second night, this wine drank even better than the first night, which is saying a lot, since it was excellent on night one.
On the nose I got cedar, smoke, wood, chocolate, flowers, meat, espresso, spice, pepper, and baking spice. In the mouth I got cherry, black cherry, black raspberry, pepper, crushed violets, and blackberry. Overall the wine had excellent acidity, presented fresh fruit flavors, and showed good tannins on the finish.