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2016 Arcus Vineyard Pinot Noir

2016 Arcus Vineyard Pinot Noir

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SKU: ASPNAR16B
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Dundee Hills
Alcohol %
13.8
Wine Spectator
92
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Electric notes of raspberry jam and muddled rhubarb weave into hints of dried herbs and baking spice. Never a truer expression of the rocky, fireorange soil of the Dundee Hills with its multilayered mineral mouthfeel. Fresh marionberry and ripe raspberry mingle with dried blueberries, blanketed within mouthwatering acidity leading to an incredibly long finish. A wine as complex as the diverse vineyard it comes from.
Vineyards
Arcus, meaning ‘bow’ in Latin, describes our 39 acre estate vineyard that wraps around both sides of a small valley in the heart of the Dundee Hills. Capturing the distinctive terroir of this single vineyard, the 2014 Arcus Estate rewards Pinot Noir devotees with an expansive nose, compelling mid-palate, elegant finish, and a superior expression of the varietal.
Winemaking
Fruit for the 2016 Arcus Vineyard Pinot Noir was hand picked September 5th to 15th. After handpicking and hand-sorting, fruit is cold-soaked for five to ten days. Utilizing native yeasts, fermentation was then allowed to proceed under temperature-controlled conditions in open-top wooden, stainless steel and concrete fermenters. During primary fermentation, tanks were punched down up to two times per day.