Archery Summit Arcus Estate Pinot Noir 2000
|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
Effusively fresh and fruit-centered, brimming with fresh plum and cherry flavors, finishing with fleshy texture and fine tannins. Drink now through 2008. 432 cases made.
I was surprised by the outstanding depth, concentration, and length of the 2000 Pinot Noir Arcus Estate. Violets, roses, black cherries, and blackberries can be found in this wine's nose as well as in its medium to full-bodied character. Extremely well-made, it is muscular, defined, and loaded with fruit. Projected maturity: 2004-2012.
This estate's top bottling is well made in this vintage, with a nice medley of ripe berries, cassis, coffee and earth. Quite young and firm, its tart acids are still in control, with some chalky, unresolved tannins on the finish. Time could well improve the score.