2021 Arterberry Maresh 'Maresh Vineyard' Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, USA (750ml)
A continously unfolding nose of pomagranite, black plum, raspberries and black tea. It must be noted how rare it is to have this much material and intensity packed into the frame of a wine just under 13%. Long with firm tannins. The wine has everything you can ask for in Dundee Hills Pinot noir without the distractions of cloy, wood or heat.
The 2021 Pinot Noir Maresh Vineyard is an arresting wine that grows in bottle over several days, offering singular expression, purity and a touch of magic. Medium ruby, the nose is very complex and offers something new with each return to the glass. A deep core of pomegranate and cranberry sauce blossoms to orange peel, tea leaves, mossy bark and lilac with an array of amaro-like undertones. The palate is medium-bodied and has tremendously concentrated flavors for its harmonious, velvety frame (this sits at only 12.8% alcohol). Layered, dynamic and very long, it stands out as one of the best expressions of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir I've ever had the pleasure of tasting.
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 98+ pts.
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