Maresh (pronounced marsh) has been a benchmark Pinot producer for decades, as this lovely wine demonstrates. There is a smoky, almost chipotle-like character laced into the sweet fruit. It's a young wine, still showing tangy acids and slightly chalky tannins, but there is a lot of texture and depth already, and a couple more years in bottle will bring it all together. —P.G.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.