Arterberry Maresh Pinot Noir Dundee Hills 2016 - Parker 93 Points
Every year winemaker Jim Maresh blends various barrels of wine together to make this affordable value wine, and every year it is fantastic. And why wouldn’t it be? It is a blend of fruit from old-vine vineyards located in the sweet spot of the Dundee Hills, perhaps Oregon’s most esteemed AVA, and includes fruit from his family’s own famed Maresh Vineyard, source of some of Oregon’s best pinot noirs of all time.
From Parker: "Pale to medium ruby-purple, the 2016 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills has a lovely open nose of warm cinnamon stick, cranberry and baked red cherry pie with black tea leaf and potpourri spice. Light to medium-bodied, it fills the mouth with warm red fruit and layers of baking spice, earth and mineral-dried leaves, oolong tea, warm earth-with a good frame of fine-grained tannins and plenty of juicy acidity, finishing long and spicy."