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Archery Summit 2022 Renegade Ridge Pinot Noir

Archery Summit 2022 Renegade Ridge Pinot Noir

Archery Summit Renegade Ridge Pinot Noir

Archery Summit 2022 Renegade Ridge Pinot Noir

The Archery Summit 2022 Renegade Ridge Pinot Noir is a testament to the winery’s dedication to terroir and the refined flavors of their meticulously crafted wines. This Pinot Noir showcases the unique characteristics of the Dundee Hills appellation, offering a delightful expression of the varietal.

Tasting Notes

On the Nose: Red cherries take center stage, followed by notes of strawberry and Raspberries with hints of oak and florals.

On the Palate: Layers of Red cherries, strawberries and raspberries are complemented by subtle spice undertones. A medium body and soft, well-integrated tannins contribute to a refined and lingering finish.

Pairing Suggestions

The Archery Summit 2022 Renegade Ridge Pinot Noir is a versatile choice for various dishes. Enjoy it with light meat dishes like roasted chicken, duck, or pork, as well as fatty fish like salmon or tuna. This wine also pairs exceptionally well with mushroom-based dishes, filet mignon, soft cheeses, and light pastas.

Closing Notes

With five estate vineyards in the Dundee Hills appellation, Archery Summit champions diverse flavors through a thoughtful combination of grape clones and vines of varying ages. Long-standing relationships with growers throughout Willamette Valley result in fruit that is singular in nature and of the utmost quality. During a memorable wine tasting in their caves, we learned about their unique winemaking process, which includes the use of concrete vats to enhance the texture and purity of fruit flavors in their Pinot Noir wines. The minerality from these vats is evident in the wine, further showcasing Archery Summit’s commitment to producing wines that reflect their vineyard sites with minimal intervention.

Structure Breakdown: Archery Summit 2022 Renegade Ridge Pinot Noir

* Acidity: Medium-high

* Body: Medium

* Tannins: Soft, well-integrated

* Region: Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

* Varietal Composition: Pinot Noir

* ABV: 13.5%

Scoring:

APPEARANCE

  • Clarity (1 points): This evaluates the wine’s transparency and absence of particulates, which can indicate cleanliness and precision in winemaking.
  • Color (1 point): Color assessment can provide insights into the grape varietal, wine age, and winemaking practices like oak aging.

AROMA

  • Developed (1 points): Acknowledges maturity in aroma, indicating well-aged wines that have evolved to reveal secondary or tertiary notes.

 BODY

  • Smooth Appropriate to Varietal (2 points): Important for assessing whether the body of the wine matches what is typical for the grape varietal, which speaks to the authenticity and skill in winemaking.

TASTE/FLAVOR

  • Complex (2 points): Highlights wines with a range of flavors that interact well, indicating quality and depth.

FINISH

  • Lingers (1 points): A lingering finish is often a sign of a well-crafted wine, suggesting complexity and balance.

BALANCE

  • Acidity Average (0 points): Neutral position for acceptable but not ideal acidity levels.
  • Bitterness Average (0 points): Neutral assessment for acceptable levels of bitterness.

QUALITY

  • Well-Made (1 points): Recognizes solid, technically correct wines.

INTEGRITY AND STYLE

  • Integration: (1 point) How well the wine’s components are integrated. High integration would receive the maximum points.
  • Tannins: (1 point) Quality and appropriateness of tannins relative to the wine style and varietal.
  • Typicity: (1 point) How representative the wine is of its varietal, region, and style.

INTENSITY AND ENJOYMENT

  • Overall Enjoyment: (1 point) Overall enjoyment or drinkability, which can reflect the subjective pleasure derived from the wine.

AGE WORTHINESS

  • 5-9 years (.5 point): Identifies wines that can improve or maintain quality over a moderate term.

SWEETNESS (RELEVANT TO STYLE)

  • Sweetness: (.5 point) The level of sweetness is average for the style of the wine.

Vino-Rater Score: 94

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MEMORABLE 
95 – 100 Points: Memorable and world-class, these wines leave you in awe from the very first sip.

OUTSTANDING
90-94 Points: Outstanding and enticing, these wines invite you to savor every glass.

EXCELLENT BUT…
85-89 points: Wines that are good but missing something.

AVERAGE
80-84 points: Average wines that leave room for improvement in today’s competitive market.

BELOW AVERAGE
75-79: Life’s too short

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