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. Capturing the distinctive terroir of this single vineyard, the 2007 Arcus Estate rewards Pinot devotees with an expansive nose, compelling mid-palate, elegant finish and a superior expression of the varietal.
This wine opens with a beautifully aromatic nose of violet, cherry blossom, fennel, sweet cherry and clean earth. The palate is lively, with a bright acidity announcing focused flavors of Bing cherry, white peach and forest floor. A pretty, floral density to the palate lends a subtle, elegant structure, creating a linear and focused whole. Expressive and elegant, the 2007 Arcus Estate is open and vibrant now but can develop with 5 to 8 years of proper cellaring.
"Deep red; seductive red berry and floral aromas are deepened by notes of cola and sassafras. Silky, sweet raspberry and candied rose flavors pack a solid punch but are fat-free and gently framed by dusty tannins. Racier strawberry and mineral qualities build on the finish, which is well-focused and refreshingly spicy."
International Wine Cellar
"The 07 Arcus Estate Pinot Noir is medium ruby-colored with fragrant perfume of spice box, cedar and red fruits. The wine reveals some tannin upon entry to the palate backed up by a solid core of savory red fruit. The fruit is sweet and ripe and the wine's balance is precise. Another 2 to 3 years of bottle aging will prove beneficial."
The Wine Advocate