Powell Hill 2014 Maresh Vineyard Pinot Noir $45

Winemaker Jim Maresh says:

“Aged in barrel for 2 years and made from some of the oldest Pinot noir vines in the state – 100% old vine Wadenswil planted in 1970. A plush, rich wine with secondary flavors developed as it has aged.Typical of the excellent 2014 vintage, My wine of the vintage. It shows the characteristic dark, meaty, savory side of Pinot most pronounced in old vine Wadenswil fruit.”

Arterberry Maresh 2014 Maresh Vineyard Pinot Noir $65

Jim Maresh describes the wine:

“Not in barrel as long as Powell, it has lighter, brighter flavors than the 2014 Powell Hill. A bright, pretty wine with the characteristic flavors of pure Dundee Pommard fruit. Made from 65% Pommard and 35% Wadenswil clones.”

Wine Advocate 95 points: The 2014 Maresh Vineyard Pinot Noir has a beautiful bouquet with wonderful precision. The vine age does show through here (44-years-old now) with crisp detailed red berry fruit that just exudes Pinoté. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, very well-judged acidity, touches of truffle and undergrowth tincturing the red berry fruit that fans out wonderfully towards the long and satisfying finish. This is a great Pinot Noir from an estate that seems to have thrived in 2014.

Arterberry Maresh 2015 Maresh Pinot Noir $65

Jim describes the wine:

“I am excited to share this Pinot, a fruit forward wine with really good concentration and complexity, Very dar, probably the darkest Maresh Jim has ever made. It is big, beautiful, concentrated, structured, and will age a long time. A very complex wine, it took awhile for it to hit a higher gear and is in full stride right now, a quite impressive wine.”

Wine Advocate 95 points: This wine comes from Pinot Noir vines planted in the early 1970s. Pale to medium ruby-purple in color, the 2015 Pinot Noir Maresh Vineyard features warm black cherries and currants on the nose with forest floor, black licorice, cardamom, mushroom and sweet wet leaves nuances. Medium to full-bodied, it’s packed full of red and black fruits with layers of sweet spice and savory mushroom, with a great frame of grainy tannins and juicy acidity, finishing very long with spice-laced sweet fruit notes.

Arterberry Maresh 2017 Maresh Vineyard Pinot Noir $70

This Pinot is Jim’s personal favorite wine right now. He says:

“I really enjoy opening bottles of this – stylistically, it is exactly what I want to make and what I want to drink – light, bright, pretty, almost refreshing, drinking really well on release. You could cellar the 2017 and it will get better, gain weight in the bottle but you can crack one of these right now and its drinking really well. Just a delight of a wine, one of the best Maresh Pinots I’ve made in a long time. A little prettier then 16, a little less dense. A special bottling and one of my favorite Maresh Pinots ever. Tons of red fruit with just right about of acidity, well balanced and complex.”

“I felt the 2017 needed the extra time in barrel to round off and become seamless. Worked so well, I’m figuring out how I can do more of my production with 20 months in barrel. I’m very proud of the 2017 Maresh. Could be a wine of the vintage type of bottling.”

Arterberry Maresh 2017 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir $60

A blend of a lot of vineyards, mostly Anderson Family with some Weber, Maresh and Dux Vineyards. Jim says:

“Very light, delicate, one of the lightest wines I’ve ever made. 2017 had some rain and windows of sun here and there. 2017 as a vintage was a little hit or miss. I’m getting great feedback about the 2017 Dundee Hill Pinot, O have glass pours all over. The wine is very drinkable right now… bottles disappear pretty quickly. Not the most complex, ageable wine you want to lay down, it is meant to be drunk over next 5 yeas. Delightful, pretty, shows a delicate side of Oregon Pinot noir which is hard to find. I’ve heard good things from customers.”