Bow & Arrow Wines

Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Portland, Oregon
Scott and Dana frank –

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.

 

 

Bow & Arrow Melon

~ 2020 MELON ~

 

Better known as Muscadet, this is the grape responsible for the classic French wine famous for its versatility with all things Ocean born.  Sourced from multiple vineyards and aged in vat for 6 – 8 months our version treads the same ground as the wines that inspired it.  Briney, crystalline, and quenching this wine is made for summer feasts as well as winter seafood sessions.

Bow & Arrow Melon | 12 x 750ml | SKU #69928 | $25.68

 

 

 

100% Chardonnay grown on calcareous soil and blue marl in Escales.

~2019 JOHAN MELON~

Muscadet is often considered the biggest underdog in the world of wine. Another way to say it is Melon, the grape that makes Muscadet, is the poor man’s White Burgundy. Made in a similar fashion but in humbler vessels, Melon expresses terroir in a subtle and complex way just like it’s famous friend. It has an affinity for granite, and Johan is the only vineyard in the Willamette Valley with both. So drink your young Burgundies if you like and age your Melon. You will be rewarded with one of the biggest transformations you’re likely to experience in a cellared white wine.  Drink now or hold up to 15 years!

Bow and Arrow Johan Melon| 12 x 750ml | SKU #496290 | $25.21
100% Chardonnay grown on calcareous soil and blue marl in Escales.

~2020 TIME MACHINE~

Another Time Machine Blanc is finally available! This time it’s mostly Chenin with a splash or two of Chardonnay and Melon.

Bow and Arrow TIME MACHINE | 12 x 750ml | SKU #482748 | $25.01
100% Chardonnay grown on calcareous soil and blue marl in Escales.

~2019 AIR GUITAR~

Like Rhinestones, the name Air Guitar is a self deprecating poke at attempting French style wines in America.  The “least likely to exist” of all of our Willamette Valley sourced wines, this is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon from Borgo Pass Vineyard and Cabernet Franc from Johan Vineyard.  Don’t let the playful nature of the wine’s label fool you -this is our most profound expression of red wine from this region and the one that rewards the most patience.  Aged 10 to 12 months in puncheon.

Bow & Arrow Air Guitar | 12 x 750ml | SKU #69920 | $33.71
100% Chardonnay grown on calcareous soil and blue marl in Escales.

~2020 WILLAMETTE VALLEY GAMAY~

Gamay is the first red wine to emerge from the fantastic 2020 vintage. perhaps the best Gamay coming from the cellars in the eight vintages produced by Scott.  The 2020 Gamay feels like crunchy red fruit locked inside a savory, herbal shell…with miniature lightning bolts coming out the sides.

This release is a bit of a change from the past, as it’s no longer a multi-AVA blend and sourced entirely from Eola-Amity Hills AVA.  I think this may be the best AVA for Gamay in the WV.  Grapes for the 2020 Gamay were sourced exclusively from Jubilee Vineyard, which has begun transitioning to organic farming at Scott’s urging.  There’s more fruit and less savory/sappy/barky vibes.  It’s still made using a traditional semi-carbonic maceration in concrete vats, where it lives totally undisturbed for eight months before bottling. 
Bow & Arrow WILLAMETTE Gamay | 12 x 750ml | SKU #69933 | $29.25
100% Chardonnay grown on calcareous soil and blue marl in Escales.

~2020 RHINESTONES~

Gamay is the first red wine to emerge from the fantastic 2019 vintage. perhaps the best Gamay coming from the cellars in the eight vintages produced by Scott.  The 2019 Gamay feels like crunchy red fruit locked inside a savory, herbal shell…with miniature lightning bolts coming out the sides.

This release is a bit of a change from the past, as it’s no longer a multi-AVA blend and sourced entirely from Eola-Amity Hills AVA.  I think this may be the best AVA for Gamay in the WV.  Grapes for the 2020 Gamay were sourced exclusively from Jubilee Vineyard, which has begun transitioning to organic farming at Scott’s urging.  There’s more fruit and less savory/sappy/barky vibes.  It’s still made using a traditional semi-carbonic maceration in concrete vats, where it lives totally undisturbed for eight months before bottling. 
Bow & Arrow rhinestones| 12 x 750ml | SKU #496287 | $30.17