Learn More About This Product
Primary Notes: Raspberry Spice Longan Citrus Zest Graphite
Secondary Notes: Pastry
Body: Medium -
Dryness: Very Dry
Acidity: Medium +
Tannin: Medium -
Alcohol (%): 13.5%
Origin & Awards
Origin: Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Grape: Pinot Noir / Pinot Nero
Serving Temperature: Best served between 14–16 degrees.
Asian Food Pairing:
Western Food Pairing: Pork chop with apple, steak with mushroom garlic sauce
Arcus Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
Arcus Vineyard is the mesmerizing preface to the Archery Summit story. Our oldest vines are anchored to the steep, bowl-like contours of this rocky site. Originally planted in 1973, our flagship parcel encapsulates the striking topography of the Dundee Hills and the appellation’s long-standing ability to produce immersive Pinot Noir.
Set on the east side of the American Viticultural Area, Arcus is composed of volcanic soils untouched by the colossal Missoula Floods long ago. The technical nature of the vineyard demands focused farming, while its multitude of exposures affords an eclectic array of fruit profiles. The outstanding quality of the site results, in part, from its diversity, with row-to-row variation setting up deeply structured and detailed wines.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
- 93 POINTS
Deep, brilliant garnet. Ripe red and blue fruit, cola and oak spice aromas show fine clarity, and floral and mineral accents build in the glass. Concentrated black raspberry, bitter cherry, boysenberry and spice cake flavors deliver welcome energy for their heft. Closes with strong, spice- and floral-driven persistence, subtly gripping tannins and a hint of candied licorice. Best After 2023
- 92 POINTS
Refined and vibrant, with expressive rose petal and raspberry aromas that give way to multilayered cherry and dark tea flavors, building tension toward fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2028.
- 92 POINTS
From one of the top sites in the winery’s portfolio, this was treated to almost 60% whole cluster fermentation. Deep flavors of black cherry fruit match up to dark chocolate notes, along with hints of stem and skin tannins. The wine is well structured and should develop nicely over the next half decade or longer.