2017 PINOT NOIR
Sums of Summit
VINEYARD | summit
APPELLATION | dundee HILLS
WINEMAKER | Ian Burch
HARVEST DATE | September 29, 2017
BOTTLING | february 11, 2019
ALCOHOL | 13.9%
PRODUCTION | 60 bottles / 5 cases
This 60-bottle lot gives the stage to one of our favorite sites. Summit Vineyard was planted to 16 acres in 1994 on a steep, southeast-facing hill surrounding our winery. We annually replace small sections of this vineyard with different clonal selections and rootstocks. Such healthy plant diversity affords a broader understanding of place and echoes our everlasting intent to create site-specific wines. Summit Vineyard Pinot noirs consistently exhibit a fullness and a brooding quality, characteristics that have only intensified over the years as we learn from the past and listen to the nuance in each passing vintage.
Archery Summit has dedicated a quarter century and counting to leading the Dundee Hills AVA through innovation, precision and site-specific Pinot noirs. Winemaker Ian Burch approaches the cellar with a classic Burgundian mindset earned from time at Evening Land under storied vintner Dominique Lafon. His approach—combined with five unique vineyards, an unbelievably dedicated team and a well-appointed winery with caves to boot—ensures that the next 25 years will be equally fabled. Growing and evolving just like its prized vineyard sites, Archery Summit now embarks on its newest pursuit: world-class Chardonnay.