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Arterberry Maresh Maresh Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009
Arterberry Maresh Maresh Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009
Category: Red Wine
Varietal:Pinot Noir
Region: United States » Oregon » Willamette Valley
Producer: Arterberry Maresh
Alcohol: 13.0%


in mixed case $49.50


His flagship wine, Jim's Maresh Vineyard Pinot noir is his chance to show off his family's hard work in planting the one of the oldest and best vineyards in the Willamette Valley. Old Vine Pommard and Wadenswil clone Pinot from the original 1970 plantings, provides the frame for this gorgeous Pinot.

Wine Advocate

The 2009 Pinot Noir Maresh Vineyard was sourced from a vineyard planted originally in 1970 with two later additions. Yields in 2009 were less than 2 tons per acre and Maresh was able to keep the wine's alcohol at 13.0%, unusually low for the vintage and the AVA. The wine spent 14 months in barrel, only 10-15% new, and was bottled without fining or filtration. The youthful Jim Maresh calls 1999, "a winemaker's vintage" and said his goals were "to achieve succulence and seamlessness". With the advantage of old vines and low yields, Maresh was able to succeed. The wine offers up a captivating nose of exotic spices, incense, rose petal, black cherry, and black raspberry. Dense and sweetly-fruited, it displays a velvety texture, unusual depth and concentration for the vintage as well as a sense of elegance. This beautifully proportioned effort will evolve for 1-2 years and drink well through 2021+. It is one of the stars of the vintage.

Score: 94. —Jay Miller, October 2011.

International Wine Cellar

Hazy medium red. Raspberry, cherry-cola and spices on the nose, with a sexy floral quality adding complexity. Red and dark berry flavors show impressive intensity and become spicier with aeration, picking up notes of cherry pit and rose pastille. Really stains the palate but there's no excess weight here. The finish is spicy, pure and very long, with a heavy emphasis on sweet red fruit. This is lovely right now.

Score: 93. —Josh Raynolds,

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