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Archery Summit Pinot Noir Arcus Estate 2011

Archery Summit Pinot Noir Arcus Estate 750ml 2011       
Sku: 1820303*

 Wine Advocate 92 points (Oct 2013)
Archery Summit’s 2011 Pinot Noir Arcus Estate is another of their wines of this vintage to evince blue fruit character - blueberry and boysenberry, initially tinged with sandalwood and cardamom - that I don’t often find in this vintage. Fresh ginger and black pepper offer invigorating inflection, yet don’t detract at all from the underlying soothing influence of a polished, silken texture. A humus-like note and tincture of iodine contribute some darkness and intrigue - and a hint of caramel complimentary sweetness - to a lusciously long finish. Winemaker Chris Mazepink, incidentally - who was not responsible for any of the 2011s here, and was less enthusiastic about the vintage in general than other growers and vintners I interviewed - says this Arcus Estate reminds him more of a 2010 in its combination of polish and volume with energy and structure, and he thinks it will reveal a site-typical floral dimension after a few years in bottle. I certainly wouldn’t hesitate to follow it through at least 2020.
 Wine Spectator 91 points (Dec 4 2013)
Dark and expressive, with black tea and cedar overtones to the currant and blackberry flavors, finishing smooth and inviting on a medium-weight frame. Drink now through 2018.—H.S.

Wine maker notes
Arcus, meaning ‘bow’ in Latin, describes our estate vineyard that wraps around both sides of a small valley in the heart of the Dundee Hills.

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Country: United States
Region: Oregon
Sub-Region: North Willamette
Appellation: Dundee Hills
Grape Varietal: Pinot Noir
Type: Still wine
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