I know it’s not nice to ask you to read between the lines on a Monday, but bear with me…it’ll be worth it. Forefront Pinot noir 08, for under $20, was made in tribute to Archery Summit’s founder, Gary Andrus. Archery Summit (now owned by Pine Ridge) is located in Oregon’s Dundee Hills. Forefront Pinot noir 08 contains a big chunk of Dundee Hills fruit. Are you reading what I’m saying?
The best value “bigger-style” Oregon 2008 Pinot I’ve tasted, with all of the exquisite balance of 2008. This stuff rocks for its explosive aromas and lush palate of Marionberries and black cherries, wrapped up with a bow of licorice and complementary oak. Put more plainly, this drinks like a $40+ Pinot. Forefront makes a huge impression on you, much like Gary Andrus did with his wines.