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Our Price: $44.99
Archery Summit Williamette Valley Pinot Noir Premier Cuvee Pinot Noir 2017

Bold and intriguing, the 2017 Archery Summit Estate exudes enticing aromas of dark fruits, Chinese star anise, dark chocolate and black cherries. The palate melds seamlessly with the bouquet, presenting polished flavors of lilac, lavender, walnut meat, molasses and brown sugar that highlight the unmistakable Dundee Hills core of dark red cherry. The wine develops on the palate with exuberant acidity and closes with a sumptuous, velvety texture on the finish.

Archery Summit Estate is our home vineyard that surrounds our winery in the Dundee Hills AVA. This 16 acre vineyard was planted in 1994 just after Archery Summit's inception and is an extension of our efforts to establish the best combinations of vines and rootstocks with soil and mesoclimate. The site exemplifies our continued pursuit to craft America's premier Pinot Noir.

Fruit for the 2017 Archery Summit Estate was hand picked October 9th and 17th. The fruit was hand sorted and soaked cold for six to ten days, after which native yeast fermentation was allowed to proceed under temperature-controlled conditions in both stainless steel and wooden open top fermentors. During primary fermentation, tanks were punched down up to two times per day. After limited postfermentationmaceration, the wine was sent via gravity to 46% new French oak barrels and aged for 10 months, then the wine was racked and transferred to older barrels for four months of additional barrel aging.