- Arterberry Maresh Pinot Noir Weber Vyd 2014 Product #31087 (In Stock)
6 cases available. Art Weber planted this Dundee Hills site in 1976 just down the road from Maresh Vyd, and Jim Maresh has made wine from own-rooted Pommard planted in 1976 and 1983 since 2010. It's a nice step up from the Dundee Hills bottling, with more richeness, deeper fruit, and lots and lots of perfume. More open and forward than the Maresh Vyd, this is a delicious choice to drink now - 2029 or so.
"Vivid red. Mineral- and spice-tinged aromas of fresh red berries and candied rose develop a hint of incense as the wine opens up. Shows impressive clarity and lift in the mouth, offering sappy raspberry, spice cake and floral pastille flavors joined by a jolt of smoky minerals. Finishes very long and gently sweet, featuring subtle tannins and strong, floral-driven persistence." Vinous (Raynolds) 92 points
"The 2014 Pinot Noir Weber Vineyard comes from vines planted in 1983. It has a very refined bouquet with red cherry, wild strawberry, sous-bois and subtle floral notes - very complex and classy. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, nicely structured with a gentle grip. The fruit veers towards the darker side of the spectrum towards the finish, with blackberry and cranberry fruit, long and edgy. Classy, composed and cool, this is how to make world-class Pinot Noir."Wine Advocate 93 points
- Arterberry Maresh Chardonnay Maresh Vyd 2014 Product #31085 (In Stock)
Many argue that this is Oregon's very best Chardonnay; we agree! Jim Maresh only makes this rich, creamy, wine from vines planted in 1983 in top vintages, and the last one reviewed - the 2012 - certainly deserved its 93 point score from Wine Advocate. Complex aromas of stone fruit, honey, herb and a touch of smoke lead to a vibrant mouthful of intense fruit, brioche, honey and spice flavors. Nicely textured and long on the finish with stone, citrus, apricot, butter and more lingering long and fresh.
“Green-hued gold. Fresh, mineral-accented aromas of pear nectar and Meyer lemon; hints of smoky lees, iodine and anise emerge with air. Sappy, concentrated and seamless in texture, offering palate-staining orchard and pit fruit and brioche flavors sharpened by an intense mineral nuance. Finishes sappy, minerally and impressively long, with echoes of citrus zest and dusty minerals adding bite and focus.” Vinous (Raynolds) 94 points
"Lively and expressive, lithe and tangy, with tangerine peel and white tea overtones to the apple and lime flavors, hitting mineral notes as the finish rings true. Drink now through 2022"Wine Spectator 93 points