Rhinestones’ has consistently been at the top of our list of favorite domestic wines each year and this year may be my favorite ever. A playful Pinot Noir and Gamay cuvée that pays homage to the red blends of Cheverny, it’s bursting with notes of fresh strawberries and raspberries over earthy maitake mushroom notes. The palate is fresh and bright with a thriving acidity that pushes it’s lean body towards a crisp, fruity and slightly spicy finish. Best enjoyed with a slight chill.
Notes from Bow & Arrow:
"Our growing region is frequently approached as a grand terroir destined to produce prestigious wines with an implicit Burgundian influence. I’m honored to make wine here. Still, the valley I know and love is as much a blue-collar agricultural area as it is a boutique wine destination. Bow & Arrow uses a different template to explore this different, simpler side of the Willamette Valley. Instead of Burgundy, we pay homage to the refreshing and decidedly working-class wines of France’s Loire Valley.” -Winemaker, Scott Frank