Tasting notes to follow.
WINE ADVOCATE 93 POINTS
93 points 2018 Arterberry Maresh • Pinot Noir Dundee Hills
Pale ruby-purple, the 2018 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills takes its time to open, unfolding slowly to cherries, boysenberries, ﬂoral perfume and earthy nuances. The palate is elegant with pure fruit character framed by dusty tannins and rounded acidity, ﬁnishing long and nuanced. How pretty!
The wine is immediately approachable with fresh cherry and berry flavors. After decanting, the wine is “just like the 2017” says a friend of the winery. Wine Advocate described the 2017: “This Pinot starts with a hint of woodsmoke, crushed pink peppercorn, garrigue, dusty earth and dried leaves aromas with notes of cranberries, wild blackberries, red berries and a framing of cinnamon spice…”
The 2017 Dundee Hills Pinot noir is a blend of vineyards from Dux, Anderson Family, Weber and Maresh. The 2017 vintage is a change of pace from the last three years of early picks in the heat. A cold spring pushed picking dates into a classic Oregon October allowing flavors to run far ahead of sugars. The 2017 Dundee Hills is fresh and delicate. Very much a Dundee Hills red fruited Pinot noir that you will find drinks pretty easy and quickly.
100% Dundee Hills AVA.
Picked 9-24 to 10-16.
Drink from 2019-2028.