2017 Archer's Edge Vineyard Pinot Noir
Our 2017 Archer’s Edge Pinot Noir blooms from the glass with inviting, spice-driven aromatics. The nose is intoxicating and vigorous, fading gracefully into the dark end of the fruit spectrum on the palate. Berries and baking chocolate give way to round tannins and a polished finish. An articulate and outspoken member of the appellation in which it is rooted, this wine is unmistakably Dundee Hills upon the very first memorable sniff.
Archer’s Edge is the gateway to the estate, cradled in a south-facing pocket of pristine land leading the way to the winery drive. Rich resident soils and clonal diversity add layers to an already diverse batch of blocks. An old soul of sorts, this site is poised between youthful freshness and sophistication, showing fruity and savory components.
Fruit for the 2017 vintage was hand picked from September 29th to October 2nd. The fruit was hand sorted and fermented in stainless steel open top fermentors. During primary fermentation, tanks were pumped over and poured over, and near the end of fermentation, tanks were punched down up to two times per day. After non-inoculated fermentation, the wine was sent via gravity to 48% new French oak barrels and aged for 10 months prior to bottling.