July 31, 2010

archery summit winery | blending private cuvee pinot noir

I recently traveled to Willamette Valley to experience Oregon’s take on my favorite kind of wine, pinot noir. While visiting the beautiful vineyards at Archery Summit Winery, I had the chance to fully experience the complex beauty of pinot noir…by blending my own bottle of wine!

pinot noir blends

{My special blend of pinot noir awaits judgment from Archery Summit winemaker Anna Matzinger.}

With access to five premier 2009 Archery Summit wines, beakers, measuring cups and worksheets, I went to work tasting (and spitting) the different wines. With 1000 mL to work with, I chose a final blend of the following:

Winemaker Anna Matzinger described my blend as “bold, brooding and mysterious.” I wonder what my taste in wine says about me?

Kim Wallace Archery Summit 2009 Private Cuvee

{How fancy! I signed and bottled my own special blend of Archery Summit wine. Now, who wants to taste it with me?}

Have you ever tried Archery Summit wine? What kind of wine is your favorite? Leave me a comment and let me know.

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