The best Dundee Hills bottling Jim has done in years. In fact, we were comparing notes and both of us think it's the best Dundee Hills Pinot since 2008. A couple more sips and I'm ready to proclaim it as the best Arterberry Maresh Dundee Hills Pinot of all time! It has the fruit intensity and substance of a warmer vintage plus the purity and elegance of a cooler vintage. In Goldilocks terms, this is just right. I've had it open three days and it is drinking absolutely perfectly right now–I'm not ashamed to say that I'm drinking a glass of it right now as I'm writing this and when I'm done, I'll pour myself another!
It spent a full 18 months in barrel because Jim felt like it needed it. Whether or not it did, it's impossible to taste it without noticing the extended aging having worked its magic in the texture, the feel of it.
The 2018 sports serious old vine pedigree: 55% Maresh, 25% Dux, 20% Anderson Family vineyards. - Marcus