February A-list Releases
2019 Archer’s Crest Pinot Noir
We’ve grown incredibly fond of Red Hills Vineyard, and with this release, we’re thrilled to reveal a different expression of this beloved site. Like the term crest in archery, where the Heraldic markings on an arrow are used for identification, the lower portion of Red Hills vineyard has a signature all its own. It holds characteristics wholly differentiated from our Red Hills Cuvee, made from fruit towards the top of the site.
The nose of this wine is perfectly ripe and sweet, showing lychee and pie fruit. Ever playful, the wine possesses a juicy acidity and a soothing softness. It’s a Pinot Noir that enters and exits the palate with finesse, revealing helpings of anise, fig, and earth along the way.
2020 Archer’s Edge Pinot Noir
Archer’s Edge has long offered woodsy elements, and the nose of this wine is teeming with them. Muddled lavender and ripe plums fill out the aroma, while the Pinot Noir itself is a vibrant, garnet red in the glass. This wine is succulent, rustic, and refined; this wine features wild brambleberry notes on the palate and mouthwatering acidity.
There’s a certain saltiness to the wine, courtesy of a higher concentration of whole cluster fruit. That savory quality is rounded out wonderfully by the wine’s fiercely fresh acidity. Somehow, each sip is even more intriguing than the last.
Cheers to 2022 – We cannot wait to see you at Archery Summit this year!