We're asked multiple times each day, "what Pinots are you into right now?" Well today and for what we're sure will be many days to come, we're into these two brilliant 2018s: Arterberry Maresh Old Vines and Gran Moraine Yamhill-Carlton. They are quite different from each other, to be sure, but they're both delicious and we're confident you'll agree. Wine Spectator certainly agrees, so we're off to a good start.
$36.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($39.95 regular)
93 points Wine Spectator:"Structured yet elegantly layered, with pretty violet, raspberry and spiced tea accents that build tension and toward polished, medium-grained tannins. Drink now through 2029."
Us: Let's be clear–in the Willamette Valley this vine age (planted between 1970 and 1983), this level of excellence and elegance, this price are three things that come together only in the cellar of Jim Arterberry Maresh. This 2018 is strutting–so graceful in feel with such delicious fruit to sink into. 65% Maresh and 35% Weber vineyards, 100% dynamite.
$39.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($44.95 regular)
93 points Wine Spectator: "Dynamic yet elegant and sleek, with refined cherry, dusky spice and crushed stone accents that take on richness and structure toward medium-grained tannins. Drink now through 2028.
Us: We were surprised by the 2017 vintage of this, surprised as in "wow this is tasty!" You all seemed to agree. We have news: after spending a few days with a bottle of 2018, we're ecstatic to report that it's even tastier than the '17 and honestly, it's hard to imagine someone not liking this Pinot. Generous in fruit and depth while retaining excellent balance, it is a pleasure to sip.
Purple Wine Company, Inc., a California limited liability company, and its AVALON brand are not in any way affiliated with Avalon Wine, Inc, an Oregon corporation, or Avalon Wine's store at its physical location in Oregon.
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