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Arterberry Maresh Juliard Vineyard Pinot noir 2014

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92 points Wine Advocate: The 2014 Pinot Noir Juliard Vineyard has a sultry bouquet, more backward with oyster shell, marine-like scents coming through. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, very well balanced with brown spices developing towards the finish that fans out with confidence. There is everything you can want in an Oregon 2014 Pinot Noir here, and I suspect it will age with style and aplomb. 

2012 vintage notes

Stunning aromas - more aromatic than nearly all of the 2012s released so far. Engaging notes of wild strawberry, dried orange, candied rose, brown spices and caramel, all with a sexy forest underbrush element. On the palate, a bead of bright raspberry plays alongside the dark strawberry, with subtle underpinnings of cassis and a sliver of espresso. Offering a fascinating and delicious comparison/contrast to the Maresh Vineyard Pinot, Juliard is simultaneously powerful and nimble. I highly recommend it. 116 cases made.

We're the only retailer in the country who has sold every vintage of Juliard Vineyard Pinot noir Jim Maresh has made. - Marcus

2011 vintage notes

The most impressive 2011 Pinot noir I've tasted so far. Of all the fruit Jim Maresh brought in to the winery in 2011, this was the best. Sheer intensity and electricity, dark and beastly, with low alcohol and vibrant acidity. Violets, ripe berries, and grated nutmeg scents meet lush black and red raspberry flavors, with incredible fruit structure that boosts the whole wine. You'll be tempted to open this now, but it has a long (long) life ahead of it. A May Reserve Pinot Noir Club Selection. - Marcus

The 2011 Juliard Vineyards Pinot noir shows lushness, all the while remaining bright, lively and spiced. Pure raspberry, hints of rose and red citrus rind open and are followed by cherry pit, nutmeg bramble and pistachio skin. Sweet fruited, the flavors of Juliard also possess a firm edge of earthen weight with notes of anise, red tea and cherry bark. Spicy floral, mocha and earth notes allude to the fine-grained tannin, though brisk acidity keeps the palate sinuous and structure integrated. - Jim

2010 vintage notes

We have a one-barrel exclusive for you. It is the first 2010 Arterberry Maresh Pinot noir, from Juliard Vineyard. And it is a story of scarcity. Normal yields for Oregon Pinot noir are around 2 tons per acre. In 2010, Jim Maresh got 0.5 tons from 3 acres of Juliard. Ouch! That's where the pain ends and the gain begins - Jim Maresh offered us the barrel exclusively for our customers. That's only 25 cases total.

The 2010 Juliard is vivid and energetically aromatic, with citrus-accented sweet red fruit picking up rose and mineral notes. Each sip unveils another layer of depth - this young Pinot is still coming to life. A mixture of red cherries and berries has a darker element fanning out towards the finish, adding savory dried herbs.

The 2010 Juliard puts on weight as it breathes and will put on weight in your cellar. The best 2010s are destined for a long life, with serious aging potential. I recommend cellaring it for at least 3 years. 12.8% alcohol. From non-irrigated vines, unfined and unfiltered. Juliard Vineyard is just down the road from Maresh Vineyard, in Oregon's Dundee Hills.

Half of the barrel will go to our Reserve Pinot Noir Club members, making this even more scarce. Please place your orders soon!

About the Juliard Vineyard

The Juliard Vineyard was named by blending the names of owners Julia (Staigers) and Gerard (Koschal) shortly after they purchased an old, 10 acre site with fruit trees, a house, a shed, and 4.5 acres of miscellaneous grapes. They meticulously and arduously selected vines and replanted the entire vineyard. The result is a vineyard held in high esteem by several Oregon winemakers, Jim Maresh included.

2009 vintage notes

This one's coming on strong! Much more elegant and, dare I say better than Jim's 2008 Juliard, still showcasing "the darker side" of Arterberry Maresh Pinots. Juliard's signature darker fruit, game and earth meets a riper, silkier Pinot - yeah, it's better than 08. A better part of the vineyard, less new wood, more fruit sweetness, a more balanced overall wine. All Pommard clone Pinot, mostly from 1988 plantings with a few 1976. Only 75 cases made. - Marcus

2008 vintage notes

The darker side of Arterberry Maresh Pinot, the Juliard is bursting with dark fruit goodness. The complex nose stirs up anise, smoked meat, black plum and slate. Up to this point, you expect a wallop on the palate but that's not the Arterberry Maresh style. Pure elegance coexists with the dark and savory counterpoint to the Maresh Vineyard. While the tannins are more present, the Juliard has the trademark silkiness of A-M Pinots. I followed this wine in barrel for over a year and can honestly say that the bottled Juliard exceeds my expectations. Only 128 cases made. - Marcus

Jim sure picked the right vintage for his first release of a Juliard Vineyard designate. Juliard Vineyard is only a quarter-mile from Maresh Vineyard. Jim uses a chunk of the older Pommard vines along with newer plantings.

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