Rose & Arrow Touchstone Pinot Noir, 2018, 750ML

SKU: 861042
Sub region: Oregon
Variety: Pinot Noir
Rating: Jancis Robinson 19+/20

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)

Eola Amity Hills “Touchstone” (Prime Expressions level) - 600 bottles produced.

100% Pinot Noir from a single parcel planted in altered basalt and igneous rock in the Eola Amity Hills - 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.

Aromas for this pinot incorporate dry minerals with hints of dried rose petals, notes of hibiscus flower and fruit along with red raspberry. The flavors are unyielding, but highlight ripe tart black cherry, red raspberry, and cherry pits. Herbaceous thyme, marjoram, and oregano coincide with delicate wild mushrooms as well as an underpinning of earthy clean minerals.