Archery Summit's search to produce world-class Pinot Noir led them to the Dundee Hills of Oregon. Premier Cuvée, their proprietary
blend, is made from both their oldest Pommard vines and Dijon clones 113, 114, 115, 667 and 777.
Deep ruby red in color, the 2005 Premier Cuvée opens with lifted aromas of red berries, violets, vanilla
and a hint of savory spice. Black cherry, currant, pomegranate and blueberry notes mingle on the palate with mulling spices,
anise and clean earth. The wine is precocious and bright with layers of mineral, flint and spice surrounding a seductive black
cherry core. There is balance and good concentration here; tannins are rich but restrained, revealing a wine with depth of
flavor and clean lines.
Elegant and focused, this wine is ready for enjoyment now, however may improve with proper cellaring
over the next five to eight years.