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Arterberry Maresh Pinot Noir Maresh Vyd 2015 Product #32438 (In Stock)
Arterberry Maresh Pinot Noir Maresh Vyd 2015 Arterberry Maresh Pinot Noir Maresh Vyd 2015

A great winemaker working with one of Oregon’s best vineyards, not surprisingly, turns out one of the Willamette Valley’s very best wines here year after year.  In the hot, dry, 2015 vintage sites like Maresh Vineyard really shine.  The volcanic Jory soils hold onto water just a bit better than finer sedimentary soils and the ultra old-vines – many dating to the early 1970s – have roots built to dig down and find it.  At 500 to 800 feet altitude and some cooling nighttime breezes, this is always one of the last sites in the Dundee Hills to ripen, giving the intense grapes even more time to develop flavor and character at modest alcohols.

What I love about this wine (pretty much year after year) is the blend of full ripeness and fine precision.  Big aromas of strawberry, super-ripe cherry, spiced plum and Dundee Hills’s classic smoky stone really bust from the glass.  Then, on the palate, a fascinating blend of 2015’s deep richness and Maresh Vineyard’s nervy, zesty, energy and class.  Sweet red fruit, blood orange, truffle, and warm stone flavors open with a point and then fan out to completely coat your mouth with flavor.  The finish is intense and long, with deep fruit, fresh acids, and floral and mineral notes sailing on over ripe, firm, tannins.  Better from 2020 and delicious through 2030 (at least).

"Vivid red. Sexy, high-pitched red berry, incense and candied rose scents are complemented by a smoky mineral aspect and a hint of star anise. Sappy and focused in the mouth, offering energetic raspberry liqueur, bitter cherry, blood orange and floral pastille flavors that put on weight and become sweeter with air. Conveys a suave blend of power and vivacity and closes on a subtly tannic note, displaying outstanding focus and floral-driven persistence." Vinous (Raynolds) 94 points

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