WILL’S PICK:

Willamette Valley, Oregon

$21 / $119.70 / $214.20

Every year, this is one of those much-anticipated releases in Oregon. Bow & Arrow has set themselves apart by keeping true to their “less manipulative” wine-making style. These wines carry a ton of freshness, rich flavors, and show real varietal character, which may be a hard thing to do in Oregon terroir, especially in the warmer weather varietals. I find this year’s Gamay to be a bit more ethereal and composed that its predecessors. It’s more complex and rich and a bit less aromatic to start, but after a few minutes in the glass it explodes with red fruits and complex aromas. This gamay is a serious wine and perfect for this fall season. Get your bottles soon because this is a very small production wine and will sell out very quickly.