Seattle Wine Blog

This blog is dedicated to commentary on all aspects of wine, especially short entries to help you find the best wines without the usual hype and spin. These are my frank, independent opinions, usually based on tasting wine at a public event, off the shelf or at the winery. "All creative acts must arise out of a specific soil and flicker with a spirit of place" -D.H. Lawrence

Saturday, July 08, 2006

1998 Archery Summit Pinot Noir

Last night we opened a bottle of 1998 Archery Summit with Salmon. The wine was great. Complex, flavorful, structured - no wilting lily, this one. No prune flavors of aging fruit. Almost European in style, this wine had backbone! This is one that definitely could have gone into Ryan's cellar. Perfect at eight years of age, it can probably keep going at least another two years, maybe longer, who knows? Aging wine is definitely a guessing game, although Jancis Robinson published a fascinating book on the aging curves of wine several years ago. Oh, and, of course, it went great with the salmon. The wine was definitely dominant.


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