It's been only a few short weeks since the release of Arterberry Maresh's 2016 Maresh Vineyard Pinot noir and as we prededicted, the pinnacle Maresh Pinot is nearly sold out, so it's already time for a last call AKA buy now! message.
We told you that Jim ArterberryMaresh's 2016 wines were his best in years. Then The Wine Advocate lavished the highest scores ever forArterberryMaresh--96 points-- for two of the 2016 Pinots. Trust us -- you'll love having this wine in your collection.
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96 points Wine Advocate:"The 2016 Pinot Noir Maresh Vineyard is scented of lilac, violet, pure strawberry jam, rhubarb and cranberry sauce with layers of warm earth, red and black licorice and exotic spice. Medium to full-bodied, it floods the mouth with warm red cherries, strawberry and rhubarb jam notions and wonderful accents of dried violets, earth, licorice and spice. It has very, very fine, grainy tannins and juicy mouthwatering acidity, finishing epically long with spiced warm red fruits. This just sings!"
Our review:"Elegant power.That's the theme this beauty conveys. It floats effortlessly yet displays richness.A purer expression of Oregon Pinot noir may not exist:old vines, picked at the perfect time, treated the right way, unobscured by new oak, wonderfully balanced in its unstoppable fruit, buoyant freshness, and just-under 13% alcohol. From the most prized block ofMareshVineyard, Block 3, planted in 1974. As Jim has said many times, this exquisite fruit needs no makeup. It glows like a red sun over the Dundee Hills. Only 371 cases produced, compared to 1200 cases the last couple vintages, so you better grab it now." - Marcus
2016 was an especially meaningful vintage for Jim -- it was the year his son was born -- and almost mystically Maresh vineyard enjoyed near ideal ripening conditions in September '16. The results are the best ArterberryMaresh wines in years, and the highest scoring ever.
96 points Wine Advocate:"The 2016 Pinot Noir Old Vines has a lovely pure nose of pink peppercorn, dried black tea leaves, red and black licorice and violets with dried cranberries, red cherries and layers and layers of spice. Medium to full-bodied, it has amazing concentration of flavor in the mouth, blossoming out to pure red fruits and spicy layers, with cinnamon and autumn leaves accents, very fine-grained tannins and juicy acidity, finishing very, very long with tons of earth-laced fruit. Wow!"
Our review:"The first ever bottling ofArterberryMaresh"Old Vines" is positively gorgeous! Breathtaking balance and purity, unlike anything we've seen from JimMareshsince his epic 2010s. A blend of Maresh and Weber Vineyards, sporting an average vine age of -- let this sink in -- 42 years. Unrivaled in its pedigree, this is everything we've ever loved about ArterberryMaresh Pinot noirs, and that is a lot, rolled into one. Perfumed and succulent, voluminous yet ethereal, it's the kind of wine I love to drink and love to share. Exquisitely fresh and silky, with a pulsing persistence, I find it totally irresistible. Weighing in at only 12.8% alcohol, it is delightfully refreshing. YES!" - Marcus
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