The 2014 Archer’s Edge Estate opens with bright aromatics of dried red cherry, red hard candy and
currant, highlighted by delicate notes of potpurri and hyacinth. The palate is plush and succulent,
exhibiting hints of blueberry pie and crushed blackberry, intermingling with subtle touches of graham
cracker and rosewater that lead into a long, smooth finish, supported by velvety tannins and rounded
Archer’s Edge Estate is our newest 7 acre estate in the Dundee Hills nestled between our Archery
Summit Estate and Renegade Ridge Estate vineyards. It represents a culmination of insight gained from
two decades of winegrowing, and as we continue to nurture its growth we look forward to witnessing the
development of its distinctive voice. The soils here are primarily basalt based with some sedimentary
at the lower elevations. Planted in 2007 with Pommard and our favorite Dijon clones, this lovely south
facing slope is destined for uniqueness.
Fruit for the 2014 vintage was hand picked from September 12th to 15th. The fruit was hand sorted
and soaked cold for five to ten days, after which native yeast fermentation was allowed to proceed under
temperature-controlled conditions in stainless steel open top fermentors. During primary fermentation,
tanks were punched down up to three times per day. After limited post-fermentation maceration, the
wine was sent via gravity to 35% new French oak barrels and aged for 9 months prior to bottling.