Jim describes the wine:
“I am excited to share this Pinot, a fruit forward wine with really good concentration and complexity, Very dark, probably the darkest Maresh I have 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.”
Drink Date 2018 – 2030
Reviewed by Erin Brooks
Issue Date 31st Aug 2018
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. 1,200 cases produced.
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. – Josh Raynolds
The 2015 rendition of the Maresh Vineyard shows that the lessons learned in the warmth of 2014 were put to good use. A complex bouquet of red and black fruit, lilac, burnt orange and a nicely integrated framing of wood are followed by a deep, concentrated wine with fine, velvety tannins and juicy acidity. Serious juice. Drinking Window 2018 – 2030.
Refined and sensuous, with floral cherry and raspberry flavors, accented by black tea and dusky spice notes that build tension and structure on the lingering finish. Drink now through 2026.