Well this was unexpected: a small library release from Arterberry Maresh, the 2014 Dundee Hills Pinot noir. Perfectly cellared for you, $24.95 a bottle. Back when it was reviewed, Wine Advocate declared it "probably the bargain of the vintage." We opened a bottle yesterday and it's shining right now, showing the fruit purity Arterberry Maresh is famous for with the just-right amount of age. Grab it while you can!
Our original notes: Wines like this don't often get made, especially in tremendous vintages like 2014. It's so tempting to keep all the juice in the higher-priced single vineyard bottlings, but Jim Maresh's Dundee Hills is the ultimate gateway wine. Experience the Arterberry Maresh style for a bargain. It over delivers on fruit and complexity. - Marcus
History in a bottle, as two of the vineyards were purchased and have since been renamed: Juliard (now Furioso) and Gehrts (now Decouverte, part of Resonance).
90 points Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills is a blend of Maresh, Juliard, Weber, Gehrts and Folie Hill vineyards. It has a fresh and vibrant bouquet with red cherry and wild strawberry fruit, touches of blood orange with fine delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin--a mixture here of red and black fruit, meaty in style with a Pommard-like finish that lingers in the mouth. For $25, it's probably the bargain of the vintage."