Wine Enthusiast 91 points - The entry-level 2009 Pinot Noir Premier Cuvee is a blend of all five of the estate vineyards. It sports a pleasing perfume of red and black fruits, cedar, spice box, and rose petal. Savory and smooth-textured on the palate, it is a flavorful offering that displays a sense of elegance. Drink it over the next 6-7 years. ”
2009 ARCHERY SUMMIT PINOT NOIR PREMIER CUVEE WILLIAMETTE VALLEY
"This is the most affordable Pinot from Archery Summit, a blend of multiple clones and vineyards, and itís a gem. Full and fruity from the moment you pull the cork, it hits you with flavors of ripe strawberry, blackberry and black cherry, a big mouthful of lush fruit flavor. The finish brings on hints of truffle, licorice and dark chocolate" Wine Enthusiast 91 points
|Wine maker notes
|Premier Cuvee, our proprietary blend, is a combination of fruit from our six distinctive vineyard estates: Arcus Estate, Red Hills Estate, Renegade Ridge Estate, Archerís Edge Estate and Archery Summit Estate in the Dundee Hills AVA, and Looney Vineyard located in the Ribbon Ridge AVA. Our hillside vineyards are densely planted in both volcanic and marine sedimentary soils from 800 up to 4,800 vines per acre and are meticulously farmed utilizing sustainable practices by our dedicated crew of vineyard workers.
|Our search for the best vineyard sites to produce distinguished Pinot Noir led us to the North Willamette Valley, Specifically the Red Hills of Dundee. Our steep hillside vineyards are densely planted with Dijon clones, between 2,100 and 4,800 vines per acre. Our 2000 Premier Cuvťe is from mature vines grown in our four single estate vineyards; Red Hills Estate, Arcus Estate, Renegade Ridge Estate, and Archery Summit Estate.