2017 Archery Summit Arcus Vineyard Pinot Noir
Arcus, meaning ‘bow’ in Latin, describes our 39 acre estate vineyard that wraps around both sides of a small valley in the heart of the Dundee Hills. Arcus Vineyard is the oldest vineyard of the Archery Summit estates, planted in 1973. Rocky and technically challenging, it offers a singular sense of grandeur that tends to rub off on its vineyard-designate wines.
Capturing the distinctive terroir of this single vineyard, the Arcus Vineyard rewards Pinot Noir devotees with an expansive nose, compelling midpalate, elegant finish, and a superior expression of the variety. The 2017 Arcus flows across the palate in an effortless, enveloping fashion. With pronounced minerality drawn from age-old volcanic soils, the wine from the steeply set, gorgeously situated vineyard is completely captivating in flavor. Compelling fragrances of tobacco, and wild spearmint lead to a lean, umami, focused yet dramatic flavor profile, filled with stone fruit and a distinctive chalky texture.