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Date Printed: 7/28/2014
Archery Summit Arcus Pinot Noir 2005
Archery Summit Arcus Pinot Noir 2005
(search item no. 93849)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 7/28/2014: $79.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 Tasting Panel rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 Burghound.com rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Arcus, meaning "bow" in Latin, describes Archery Summit's 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 2005 Arcus Estate rewards Pinot Noir devotees with an expansive nose, compelling mid-palate, elegant finish and a superior expression of the varietal.

This wine strikes with expansive floral and fruit aromas of violet and rose petal, fresh Bing cherry and red currant. The palate is generous, confectionary and concentrated with notes of violet pastilles, anise, cassis and fresh black cherries and black raspberries. Saturated with fruit on the palate, this wine shows great depth and succulence with plush, integrated tannins and notes of vanilla bean and fresh berries that persist through the finish.

Expressive and concentrated, this wine will surely benefit from three to five years of proper cellaring.

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About Archery Summit Winery:

Since its inception in 1993, Archery Summit has been devoted to crafting exceptional Pinot Noir from its 120 acres across five estate vineyards. Inspired by the remarkable growing conditions provided by the Willamette Valley, Archery Summit approaches each step of the winemaking process with particular thoughtfulness and care. This rich tradition has driven an international reputation that is among the finest of new world Pinot Noir. The Archery Summit portfolio is comprised of Archery Summit Estate, Arcus Estate, which are located in the Dundee Hills AVA and Looney Vineyard, located in the Ribbon Ridge AVA as well as their proprietary blend, Premier Cuvee.