2018 ARCHERY SUMMIT Chardonnay
Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley

$34.00

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750 ML

The 2018 Chardonnay exudes elegance, made with a deft touch of new French oak. The way the wine moves from creamy and pastry-like to tart and subtly toasty reflects Chardonnay’s eclectic and endearing personality. The wine represents an exhilarating new era for the variety, one Oregon and the Willamette Valley are very much at the forefront of.

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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.

Description

As responsible stewards of the land, we engage in minimal-impact agriculture. Sustainability is a dynamic and vital part of growing wine, a practice that ensures both the industry’s future and the overall health of the trade. We practice sustainability wherever possible, from responsible farming in the vineyard to energy-sensitive approaches in the cellar.

Wine & Spirits – 93 Points

Sourced from von Oehsen Vineyard, a parcel planted in 1977 next to Seven Springs Vineyard, this carries old-vine savor to the fore, with an intriguing combination of mushroom and sumptuous oak. It feels polished and balanced, marrying golden pineapple flavors with fresh, punchy acid. This should reward cellar time. Oct/2020

Wine Enthusiast – 92 Points

Brisk apple and citrus fruit holds center court here, with a slender thread of freshly cut green bean running through. Fermentation in one-third new French oak barrels rounds out the natural herbaceousness and adds a touch of toast to the finish. Mar/2021 —PAUL GREGUTT

Wine Spectator – 92 Points

Multilayered and impressively textured, this white offers lemon tart, blanched almond and mandarin peel accents that unfurl on a long, savory finish. Drink now through 2021.

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