Archery Summit Arcus Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Item No. 121924
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP93
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

Effusively floral, this wine opens with fragrant aromas of violets, lilac and gardenia, echoed by orange pekoe, rose petals, crushed boysenberries and licorice-like fennel. There are blueberries and red cherries on the palate that mingle with hints of cocoa powder, marzipan, crème brulee, toasted hazelnuts and clean riverbank clay. At once expansive and expressive, yet at the same time contained and restrained, this wine reveals a dynamic tension that is both complex and captivating. The palate is broad and juicy with an intense depth of flavor and a slightly saline finish that sends the mouth watering, anxious for the next sip.

Critical Acclaim

"From a steep-sided, meagerly-soiled amphitheater with diverse selections and clones, one portion of which was planted already in 1973 (like other illustrious sites near Worden Hill Road, by the elder Jim Maresh), and representing around 40% of their total acreage, Archery Summit’s 2010 Pinot Noir Arcus Estate offers an aromatically striking, texturally tender, and mouthwateringly savory experience. Fresh cherry and strawberry shadowed by their distilled counterpart; bittersweet floral inhalations; carnation; smoky black tea; and nut oils, all joined in an umami-suffused finish by richly fatty carnal allusions. Billowing, greenhouse-like sensations of flowering and leafy things along with positively integrated bitter notes keep this broad, resonant Pinot persistently intriguing as well as sensually engaging."
93 Points

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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...

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Learn About Willamette Valley

(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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