Arterberry Maresh

by Russ Anderson on April 6, 2016

Arterberry MareshOregon is one of the world’s great regions for Pinot Noir. The hard part is finding value priced bottlings of quality pinot noir. Pinot Noir is meant to be a wine of nuance and finesse and therefore different than Cabernet Sauvignon or a Bordeaux blend, more comfortable jeans than power suit. This bottle from Arterberry Maresh presents the wonderful flavor profile of Oregon at a reasonable price to stock up for the cellar.

Arterberry Maresh is a top producer in the Dundee Hills of Oregon’s Willamette Valley and this entry bottle demonstrates why. In style, Oregon Pinot spans the differences between California and Burgundy, with a nice depth of richness similar to California but also some of the rich forest floor and mushroom notes of Burgundy. This bottles exhibits flavors of red cherries, black tea, sandalwood and nice floral and spice notes. This is not a demanding wine just a delicious drinking wine of elegance and finesse. For food, they are a perfect pairing for cedar planked salmon.

The wine just arrived at the distributor and is normally priced at $27 a bottle, I’m taking orders for later in the week at $25.

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