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Date Printed: 4/17/2014
Archery Summit Premier Cuvee Pinot Noir 2009
Archery Summit Premier Cuvee Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 115057)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/17/2014: $46.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2007 PinotReport rating: 92 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep garnet in color the 2009 Premier Cuvée opens with heady aromas of black raspberry, spiced cherry, cassis and fennel. Also present are perfumed notes evocative of cedar closets, spring lilacs, wet stone and clean forest floor. On the palate captivating flavors of Oregon black caps, sweet tamarind and blueberries mingle with hints of violets, black salt licorice and earthy truffle. This wine is unctuous and generous in the mouth yet finessed by an acidity which keeps it vibrant and lively. The finish is long and persists with an elegant nod towards dark chocolate and cherries.
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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.