Arterberry Maresh Pinot Noir Old Vines 2016 - Parker 96 Points
Regular price $45.00
Folks, you may never see an Oregon Pinot Noir with this kind of score at this low of a price point again in your lives. Respond accordingly. This is a blend of old-vine fruit from Maresh and Weber vineyards. This wine has significant dry extract, excellent density, and a combination of intensity and purity that I found exceptionally appealing. While young, I still managed to enjoy the entire bottle.
From Parker: "This is the first non-vineyard designate made by Jim Maresh. Pale to medium ruby in color, the 2016 Pinot Noir Old Vines has a lovely pure nose of pink peppercorn, dried black tea leaves, red and black licorice and violets with dried cranberries, red cherries and layers and layers of spice. Medium to full-bodied, it has amazing concentration of flavor in the mouth, blossoming out to pure red fruits and spicy layers, with cinnamon and autumn leaves accents, very fine-grained tannins and juicy acidity, finishing very, very long with tons of earth-laced fruit. Wow!"