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Archery Summit Arcus Pinot Noir

The vines of Archery Summit Estate, which surround the winery at the south end of the Dundee Hills, produce a Pinot Noir that is consistently among America’s highest-rated wines. Planted during the same two years that the 100 percent gravity-flow winery was built, the flagship vineyard is comprised of a select mix of rootstocks and clones.

Fermentation for the 2010 Arcus Estate was conducted in both stainless steel and wooden, open-top fermentors utilizing an average of 3% whole clusters.  The fruit was hand picked between October 15th and 21st, sorted and soaked cold for an average 5 to 8 days then fermented entirely by indigenous yeasts under temperature-controlled conditions.  Vats were punched down manually 1 to 2 times per day during fermentation, then let to soak for additional post-fermentation maceration.  After 21 days in tank, the wine was sent via gravity to 50% new French oak  from Damy, Chassin, Sirugue and Francois Freres barrels where it aged in our caves for 9 months prior to bottling. The 2010 Arcus Estate was bottled in September 2010 without fining or filtration.

This wines opens with a beautifully aromatic nose of violet, cherry blossom, fennel, sweet cherry and clean earth.  The palate is lively, with a bright acidity announcing focused flavors of Bing cherry, white peach and forest floor.  A pretty, floral density to the palate lends a subtle, elegant structure, creating a linear and focused whole.  Expressive and elegant, the 2010 Arcus Estate is open and vibrant now but can develop with 5 to 8 years of proper cellaring.

Drink now until 2018. 735 Cases Made
Very limited stock. Available in June 2013

Robert Parker : 93pts
 

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Details

Price:
99,50€ / bottle
Wine type:
Red Wine
Country:
USA
State:
Oregon
Region:
Dundee Hills
Winery:
Archery Summit
Vintage:
2010
Bottle:
750ml
Varietal:
Pinot Noir
Alcohol:
13,5%