Arcus Vineyard Pinot Noir

A statuesque wine
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Primary Notes: Raspberry Spice Longan Citrus Zest Graphite

Secondary Notes: Pastry

Tertiary Notes:

Body: Medium -

Dryness: Very Dry

Acidity: Medium +

Tannin: Medium -

Alcohol (%): 13.5%

Origin: Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA


Grape: Pinot Noir / Pinot Nero


Awards: >90


Serving Temperature: Best served between 14–16 degrees.

Asian Food Pairing: peking duck, sushi

Western Food Pairing: Pork chop with apple, steak with mushroom garlic sauce


Arcus Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

A statuesque wine, the 2017 Arcus Pinot Noir boasts sturdy structural pillars and generous flavors. The nose is clean, offering raspberry, zest and pastry notes. Brambly fruits like loganberry greet the palate, along with a signature minerality and notes of graphite tied to the rocky terrain of Arcus Vineyard. Like a plateau set neatly on the horizon, this wine manages to be both sprawling and even-keeled. It’s a wine worthy of reflection—a joy to take in as it unfolds in the glass.

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.


 - 93 POINTS

22.pngDeep, 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.