2013 Archery Summit Pinot Noir Red Hills Estate, Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

This is another one of the prestigious wineries that has been acquired by the Crimson Wine Group and this 2013 Red Hills Estate Pinot noir is the first year of releases from winemaker Chris Mazepink

It’s a very good wine but a bit too light to be considered masculine, a characteristic this vineyard has been known for in past vintages. Aromas include the usual berry and earthy decomposing fauna this part of the Willamette Valley is known for—flavors are nimble and tangy cranberry with nuances of dark tea and citrus peel hover in the mix.

Textures are soft on the palate and tannins are tender through the finish. This well made Pinot noir will be a great addition to any table where ham, lamb or salmon will be served for dinner.

Rating: Very Good (89) | $85 | 13.0 % ABV

Archery Summit Pinot Noir