Sunday, September 11, 2022

Arterberry Maresh Pinot Noir Maresh Vineyard

2014 Vintage - impressive, just starting to hit its drinking window.
Impress your friends with this wine from "your cellar"
4 bottles left
2014 Arterberry Maresh Pinot Noir Maresh Vineyard....$64.99
Lowest price Wine-Searcher is $72.99
The 2014 Maresh Vineyard Pinot Noir has a beautiful bouquet with wonderful precision. The vine age does show through here (44-years-old now) with crisp detailed red berry fruit that just exudes Pinoté. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, very well-judged acidity, touches of truffle and undergrowth tincturing the red berry fruit that fans out wonderfully towards the long and satisfying finish. This is a great Pinot Noir from an estate that seems to have thrived in 2014.  Best from 2018-2035
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate

2019 Arterberry Maresh "Maresh" Pinot Noir...$74.99
The 2019 Pinot Noir Maresh Vineyard comes from Pommard and Wadenswil clone vines planted in 1974 and was matured for 23 months in oak. Proprietor Jim Maresh says that, "The 2019s needed that extra polish." It's extraordinarily expressive and complex this vintage, with detailed cranberry, raspberry and tangerine aromas and nuances of rose petals and aniseed. The palate has a weightless feel from its bright acidity, silky texture and surprising fruit concentration, finishing very long and pure
Rated 98/100 The Wine Advocate

2019 Arterberry Maresh "Old Vines" Pinot Noir...$59.99
The 2019 Pinot Noir Old Vines comes from Wadenswil clone vines planted in 1970, and it was matured in barrel for 20 months. Medium garnet, it has a distinct mineral character, with tones of flint and iodine complementing spicy cranberry and blackberry preserves. The palate is silky and layered, with intense, dark red fruit and a very long, flavorful finish. It's got some inherent power that will allow it to develop well in bottle.
Rated 97+/100 The Wine Advocate

2017 Arterberry Maresh Pinot Noir Old Vines...$43.99
Glistening scarlet. A highly complex bouquet evokes red berry and cherry preserves, along with building Asian spice, rose oil and smoky mineral flourishes. Shows fine delineation and seamless texture, offering concentrated, spice-tinged Chambord, cherry, cola and spicecake flavors that pick up a strong rose pastille nuance with air. Finishes extremely long and pure, with fine-grained tannins providing framework and gentle grip to lingering red fruit, five-spice powder and savory herb notes. 70% of this fruit comes from the estate Maresh vineyard and the other 30% is from the neighboring Weber vineyard; the vast majority of the vines were planted in the late 1970s.
Rated 96/100 Vinous Media
Pale to medium ruby, the 2017 Pinot Noir Old Vines has classic scents of cranberry sauce, wild blackberries, woodsmoke and cola with accents of tea leaves, amaro, tar and graphite. It's refined and delicate in the mouth, medium-bodied, spicy and fresh with a long, nuanced finish. Lovely!
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

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