2020 Bow & Arrow ''Rhinestones'' Red Blend, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA

This is Bow & Arrow’s flagship bottling, and it’s always a single-vineyard expression of Gamay and Pinot Noir a la the Loire Valley’s Cheverny region. The aromas and palate express dried rose petals, red fruit, white pepper and pencil shavings.



To understand Rhinestones we have to talk about the Cheverny region of France’s Loire Valley where, by law, the red wines must be a blend of Gamay and Pinot Noir. We follow this stricture with all the Pinot and Gamay fruit we source from Johan Vineyard. The blend is determined by nature and vintage. Aged in a mixture of concrete and old barriques, this wine is the flagship of the Bow & Arrow operation and communicates what we’re about as much as anything we make. Effortlessly drinkable but rewards detective work if you’re in the mood.


The husband and wife team behind Bow & Arrow started their urban winery in northeast Portland, OR in 2010. Making wine from overlooked and often forgotten varietals which are decidedly more Loire than Burgundy, and had been grown in the Willamette Valley for years. You’ll find many classic Loire varietals in these cuveés.

Scott & Dana Frank work with farmers who are inclined to take risks, like planting the varieties they were searching for, and who have forward-thinking mentalities when it comes to farming organically and biodynamically. Over the course of their partnership, many of the farmers have become certified. Fermentations always occur naturally and fining, filtration, and sulfur additions are thoughtful if any. Watch this tiny winery do big things!


Grape(s) Pinot Noir, Gamay
Farming Organic