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Bow & Arrow, Air Guitar Red 2017
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon 60% Cabernet Franc 40%
Air Guitar is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Borgo Pass Vineyard located in the foothills of the Coast Range just outside of Monroe along with 40% Cabernet Franc from Johan Vineyard. This has terrific freshness with black and redcurrant, violets, blueberry and a damp earth note on the nose. The palate is juicy with dark, cherry fruit with some blue fruit undertones, a spiciness and nice, layered texture. This is a mid-weight, mouth watering wine.
The name Air Guitar is a self deprecating poke at attempting French style wines in America. The “least likely to exist” of all of their 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 their most profound expression of red wine from this region and the one that rewards the most patience. Aged 10 to 12 months in puncheon.
Scott Frank only started bottling wines in 2010 but has quickly earned a reputation for bringing a bit of the Loire to the Pacific Northwest. Hesource fruit from vineyards planted by some of Oregons earliest wine pioneers that were planted with grapes like old vine Pinot Noir, Gamay, Cabernet Franc, and Melon de Bourgogne all typical Loire Valley grapes. These carefully sourced grapes are treated with the greatest care and minimal-intervention winemaking techniques. Their resulting wines are a breath of fresh air from Oregon, lighter in style, lower in alcohol, and extremely food-friendly.