Archery Summit Ribbon Ridge, Looney Vineyard, 2014
We know Archery Summit for richer flavors in their Pinot Noir due to their closely planted vines.
Deep ruby color with an attractive crimson edge shows off the very well extracted wine that is characteristic of their product. The crimson edge fades to a clear ring of glycerol.
Aromas are very well married. The combination of a deep red fruit and rich oak aroma gives this wine a its full character — far richer than most Pinot Noir. It makes this a Pinot Noir that you certainly want to to examine. Many lighter Pinots simply walk in a different neighborhood. On examination, we note a perfect balance and hidden in the marriage, we find gun smoke, cocoa, vanilla, clove, with plum, raspberry and darker fruits deepening the nose.
On the Palate, Archery Summit scores highly, too:
On the palate, the experience is of a silky texture and tannins that are as fine as any. Again, the flavors are married and form a pleasant experience. It finishes with equal harmony to a long slowly fading experience of its many flavors.
This is simply a great wine.
Emotional rating: Extremely satisfying and smoothly pleasant
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