ARCHERY SUMMIT VINEYARDS 2012 ARCHERY SUMMIT PINOT NOIR PREMIER CUVEE WILLAMETTE
"Deep ruby. Cherry-cola, blackberry, licorice and a subtle note of woodsmoke on the fragrant nose. On the palate, pliant dark berry and spicecake flavors gain sweetness and weight with air, picking up a floral nuance along the way. Closes spicy, focused and very long, with supple tannins adding shape." Josh Raynolds Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 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, Archer’s 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 Cuvée is from mature vines grown in our four single estate vineyards; Red Hills Estate, Arcus Estate, Renegade Ridge Estate, and Archery Summit Estate.