Older and Bolder: Arterberry-Maresh & Tan Fruit Sale

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Older and Bolder
 
Arterberry-Maresh & Tan Fruit Sale
 
 
5% off any 1-11 in-stock Arterberry-Maresh & Tan Fruit wines
10% off any 12 or more in-stock Arterberry-Maresh & Tan Fruit wines
 
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Discount ends Thursday, January 4th at 9 am Pacific

 


Arterberry Maresh
 
As the third-generation in his family to make wine, Jim Maresh knows a thing or two about crafting Grand Cru-level Willamette Valley Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. From the winery’s prized position in the Dundee Hills, he releases what critics praise as “are some of the most impressive wines I’ve tried anywhere—not just in the US”, per Erin Brooks of the Wine Advocate.
 
These are benchmark wines for the region that somehow capture Jim’s easy-going yet seriously-nerdy-under-the-skin personality. If you haven’t reserved a shelf or two in your cellar for these wines, well, that’s your business, but if you’ve been dragging your feet, are a first-time buyer, or need to round out your selections, now is the time to buy. We’re offering these stalwart beauties at insider-only pricing now through Thursday. So, stock up and be amazed for years to come.

Arterberry Maresh Wines In Stock Now:
 
Arterberry Maresh ‘Maresh Vineyard’ Chardonnay, Dundee Hills 2021 750ml Displayed price: $72, that’s $68.40 at 5% off and $64.80 at 10% off, 20 bottles in stock now
Erin Brooks – Wine Advocate 96 points
“The 2021 Chardonnay Maresh Vineyard comes from Wente vines planted in 1983 and was matured in 20% Damy barrels for nine months before finishing in stainless steel. The nose is alluringly spicy, opening from flint and roasted almonds to an intense core of savory yellow peach and beeswax. The palate is satiny and unctuous with ripe fruit, floral perfume and flinty streaks. Despite its luxurious texture and flavor, it maintains its shimmery acidity and boasts a long, dynamic finish. It’s a special expression that offers pleasurable generosity and precision.”
 
Arterberry Maresh Old Vines Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills 2021 750ml Displayed price: $56.50, that’s $53.68 at 5% off and $50.85 at 10% off, 4 bottles in stock now
Erin Brooks – Wine Advocate 98 points
“The 2021 Pinot Noir Old Vines comes from the Maresh Vineyard, from vines that were planted in 1970, and has a singular expression with detailed, spicy accents reminiscent of bitters or amaro. “You only get those high-toned essences if you pick al dente,” winemaker Jim Maresh explains. “It’s easy to volatilize all that away.” The Old Vines has a medium ruby color and arresting aromas of orange bitters, mossy bark and tobacco leaves complementing a deep core of pomegranate, rhubarb and cranberry. The light-bodied palate offers remarkably pure, detailed flavors. It has velvety tannins, seamless freshness and a very long finish with a flourish of spicy accents.”
Josh Raynolds-Vinous 94 points “Deep crimson. Highly perfumed aromas of red and blue fruit preserves, cola, candied flowers and baking spices, along with a smoky mineral overtone. Concentrated yet lively on the palate, offering mineral-accented black raspberry, cherry liqueur, violet pastille and spicecake flavors that spread out slowly with air. Conveys a deft blend of power and finesse and finishes with steadily building tannins and strong, spicy persistence.”
 
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Arterberry Maresh ‘Weber Vineyard’ Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills 2018 750ml Displayed price: $69, that’s $65.55 at 5% off and $62.10 at 10% off, 26 bottles in stock now
Erin Brooks – Wine Advocate 97 points
“The 2018 Pinot Noir Weber Vineyard comes from Pommard clone vines planted in 1983. It features pure aromas of cranberry and black raspberry with botanical and floral layers. The palate is seamless and complex, with powerful flavors, a silty texture and bright acidity, finishing with layer after layer of sweet berry fruit.”

Arterberry Maresh ‘Weber Vineyard’ Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills 2021 750ml Displayed price: $72, that’s $68.40 at 5% off and $64.80 at 10% off, 12 bottles in stock now
Erin Brooks – Wine Advocate 97+ points
“Out of curiosity, winemaker Jim Maresh and I re-tasted the 2019 Pinot Noir Weber Vineyard to compare to the recently bottled 2021s. (Weber Vineyard was previously owned by Jim’s grandfather and part of the Maresh Vineyard.) It’s beginning to curl inward, taking plenty of time to blossom from touches of iodine and flint to wild blackberries, tea leaves, lavender, salted licorice and candied orange peel. The medium-bodied palate is powerful and refreshing, with youthfully latent fruit and a long, spicy finish. Purchasers can look forward to an exciting evolution as this matures over the next 10-15 years.”


 
Tan Fruit
 
Sometimes, winemakers just want to have some fun. Tan Fruit is Jim’s experimental Chardonnay side project. Now, you could assume that the wines are throwaway gags not meant to see the light of day, but leave it to Jim to make his side project a points-sweeping EVENT. Wine Advocate gushed over the first releases from 2019, granting the wines top marks for Oregon whites in the vintage. The second set of releases from the 2021 vintage were just as breathlessly adored.
 
These are stunning releases offer even more exploration of Oregon, sourcing from a mixture of vineyards, including new sites with each release. Stock up and make sure to watch this space!

In Stock Now from Tan Fruit:
 
Tan Fruit ‘Petite Tan Fruit’ Chardonnay, Oregon 2022 750ml Displayed Price: $19.50, that’s $18.53 at 5% off and $17.55 at 10% off, 36+ bottles in stock now
Winery Notes
“Jim Maresh says that the “Petite” represents the Chablisienne character of this wine.”
 
Tan Fruit Fairview Vineyard Chardonnay, Dundee Hills 2021 750ml Displayed Price: $66, that’s $62.70 at 5% off and $59.40 at 10% off, 12 bottles in stock now
Erin Brooks-Wine Advocate 95 points
“The 2021 Chardonnay Fairview Vineyard is scented of red apples and quince with nuances of mushroom, matchstick, hay and acacia flowers. The light-bodied palate is energetic and focused with a youthfully coiled core of savory fruit and a long, mineral-driven finish. Offer it 3-5 years or more in bottle to unwind.”
 
Tan Fruit Maresh Vineyard Chardonnay, Dundee Hills 2021 750ml Displayed Price: $59, that’s $56.05 at 5% off and $53.10 at 10% off, 19 bottles in stock now
Erin Brooks-Wine Advocate 97 points
“The 2021 Chardonnay Maresh Vineyard has pure aromas of red apples, pie crust, almonds and jasmine blossoms with top notes of salty lemon. The medium-bodied palate is generous yet balanced, with a concentrated core of savory fruit tempered by streaks of matchstick and spice. It has seamless, energetic acidity and a long, nuanced finish and will benefit from 3-5 more years in bottle.”
 
Tan Fruit Oak Grove Vineyard Chardonnay, Eola-Amity Hills 2021 750ml Displayed Price: $$59, that’s $56.05 at 5% off and $53.10 at 10% off, 19 bottles in stock now
Erin Brooks-Wine Advocate 97 points
“The 2021 Chardonnay Oak Grove Vineyard, from vines situated on sedimentary soil, is energetic and mineral-driven this vintage. Barrel fermented and finished in stainless steel, it opens with streaks of matchstick that give way to a core of red apples, yogurt, pie spice and lemon peel. The light-bodied palate has a silky texture and is buzzing with bright acidity and flinty nuance. It has a concentrated core of ripe citrus and a very long, mineral-driven finish. The Oak Grove’s salty, tangy character, reminiscent of Chablis, makes it impossible to put down!”
 
Tan Fruit Sophie’s Vineyard Chardonnay, Umpqua Valley 2021 750ml Displayed Price: $59, that’s $56.05 at 5% off and $53.10 at 10% off, 36+ bottles in stock now
Erin Brooks-Wine Advocate 93 points
“The 2021 Chardonnay Sophie’s Vineyard comes from an isolated vineyard near the town of Yoncalla in the Umpqua Valley, planted in the late 1970s with Draper and Wente selections. Matured in oak and finished with four months in stainless steel, it has fresh scents of green pear, quince and citrus blossom with undertones of almonds, flint and honey. The light-bodied palate is creamy and plush with gently nutty fruits and a long, refreshing finish.”
 
Tan Fruit ‘Tank Fruit’ Chardonnay, Eola-Amity Hills 2021 750ml Displayed Price: $59, that’s $56.05 at 5% off and $53.10 at 10% off, 27 bottles in stock now
Erin Brooks-Wine Advocate 97 points
“The 2021 Chardonnay Tank Fruit is composed of fruit from the White Walnut Vineyard, a relatively new vineyard comprising eight acres planted around 2015 in the Dundee Hills. “The genetics that produced this is rare,” winemaker Jim Maresh explains, noting that the diverse clonal material in this vineyard includes 10 different heritage selections. The White Walnut Vineyard cuvée was fermented in oak and finished in stainless steel—the opposite of this 2021 Chardonnay Tank Fruit, which also comes from the White Walnut Vineyard but is fermented in stainless steel and finished in oak—although both wines offer singular exoticism. The Tank Fruit is bursting with intense aromas of peaches, fruit cocktail, lemongrass and orange oil with streaks of spice and herbs. The medium-bodied palate is satiny and seamless, gaining amplitude in the mouth as it releases wave after wave of concentrated fruit. It has a soft frame of flinty accents, and its fresh acidity calls you in for another sip on the long finish.”
 
Tan Fruit Vojtilla Vineyard Chardonnay, Chehalem Mountains 2019 750ml Displayed Price: $56.50, that’s $53.68 at 5% off and $50.85 at 10% off, 12 bottles in stock now
Erin Brooks-Wine Advocate 97 points
“Vojtilla is a small, four-acre vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains that sits at around 500 to 600 feet in elevation and, says Jim Maresh, is influenced by the nearby Willamette River. Harvested in October this vintage, the 2019 Chardonnay Vojtilla Vineyard comes from Dijon clone vines planted in 1991, and it was matured in about 25% new Damy barrels. It has a stunning perfume of quince paste and mushrooms, pastry and flowers, and the palate is satiny, plush and pure, with a seamless tangy streak and long, powerful finish.”
 


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