Rose & Arrow Highland Close Pinot Noir, 2018, 750ML

SKU: 861045
Sub region: Oregon
Variety: Pinot Noir
Rating: Vinous 95

Founded in 2012, Rose & Arrow is a project of Mark Tarlov, the man who started Evening Lands, Louis-Michel Comte Liger-Belair, and Pedro Parra (Phd in precision agriculture)

Highland Close (1st Expressions level) - 1980 bottles produced.

100% Pinot Noir from multiple parcels planted in black and red basalt and white volcanic ash soils in the Chehalem Mountain - AVA.

100% destemmed, and the extraction is light like an infusion, with cold maceration and fermented with indigenous yeast. Matured for 12-15 months in up to 50% new French Burgundian oak.

The nose on this wine is alluring and reminiscent of fresh herbs consisting of subdued mint as well as velvety minerals. The palate is full of wild strawberries, red plums, and muted cranberry. The earthiness is suggestive of wet stones that guide the fruit and allow it to be gently passed over and resurfaced like a mountain stream over rounded pebbles.