Wine writer Katherine Cole names Maresh Vineyard as one of Oregon’s Five Grand Cru Sites of the Future in a recent article on Wine-Searcher. With Burgundians arriving in droves, Katherine Cole considers which Oregon vineyards have the potential to be the equivalent of a Burgundy grand cru.
“Converted from orchard to vineyard in 1970, Maresh occupies the heart of the Dundee Hills. Today, some of Oregon’s most Burgundian labels source Maresh fruit: Arterberry Maresh, Scott Paul, Kelley Fox, and the new pinot project from Jean-Nicolas in partnership with music exec Jay Boberg. Remarkably, the self-rooted, 44-year-old vines have remained 95 percent free of phylloxera. The site is dry-farmed to organic standards. A 2013 Wine Advocate review gave the still-vibrant 1985 Arterberry Pinot Noir a score of 98.”