Get ready for 2014. When you open this, you’ll learn what I mean. 2014s are luscious. Even with Jim Maresh’s elegant house style, this baby has fruit to spare. Silky already, even as a super young wine, with effusive black cherry and black raspberry providing the focal point of flavor, accented by floral and sweet earth nuances. Drink it now for its primary deliciousness, or hold it a few years and it’ll develop additional complexities. - Marcus
From Jim Maresh: “Since 2010, Arterberry Maresh has contracted 1976 and 1983 planted, own-rooted Pommard clone Pinot Noir from Weber Vineyard. The true east-facing site is located southeast of Winderlea and gets limited afternoon sun, though tends to ripen early at 350’-450’ elevation. Since debuting in 2010, Weber has shown to be forward, deep and vibrantly perfumed. Sweet notes of juicy currant, blackcap raspberry, dark cherry, maple, earth and a resinous poppy seed note. The structure is refined and acidity is taut, but Weber speaks in noble, forward tones.
2010 vintage notes
Tanzer 93 Points Light, bright red. High-pitched, mineral- and floral-accented red fruits on the nose, with a licorice nuance adding depth. Spicy, focused and pure, offering intense raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a refreshing kick of blood orange. Distinctly energetic and incisive on the focused, tenacious finish. - Josh Raynolds
Every vintage, Jim Maresh has a surprise up his sleeve. This year, it's his Weber Vineyard Pinot. Holy sh*t this is good! The most evolved and showy of the 2010s, this opens with an awesome array of sweet red fruit, spiced orange, cinnamon stick and anise. The flavors are expansive and velvety, delving into the spectrum of darker red fruit. Elegant power.
Weber Vineyard is a stone's throw southeast of Maresh Vineyard. They are some of the oldest vineyards in the area and were planted by Arthur and Vivian Weber in 1976, with some assistance by Martha Maresh (Jim's Mom.) Jim's Weber Pinot is 100% Pommard clone. 12.8% alcohol.