One of our favorite wines from Arterberry, every vintage from vines planted in the 70s, the 2018 is exceptional and a special vintage for Jim Maresh, whose daughter was born the same year. Jim made this wine to age, also adding a little more S02 this vintage. One of the reasons we gravitate towards the Arterberry wines is because he is an avid Burgundy lover, which inspires the way he makes wines. This is a perfect example with similar traits to Chambolle-Musigny. This is a very elegant wine spending 26 months in oak with 1-2 rackings. The result is extraordinary with aromas of high-toned red, and blue fruits like many of the Dundee Hills wines have in 2018, orange zest, minerality, and underbrush. This wine has lots of everything, yet it remains ethereal, retaining that fine bead of elegance from start to finish. The 2018 Maresh Vineyard is about as good as Oregon gets and an excellent choice for both the old and new world Pinot lovers.
Wine Advocate (Erin Brooks) 95+ points! "The 2018 Pinot Noir Maresh Vineyard is an incredible wine. It opens slowly to an arresting perfume of dusty earth, dried rose petals, tea leaves, licorice and amaro with a wealth of bright red berry fruit at the core. The palate is elegant, supple and juicy, with an expansive fan of layered, spicy flavors and a very long finish. It's hard to resist now, but it will have more to offer with time in bottle."