Maresh (pronounced ‘marsh') is one of the half dozen oldest Pinot vineyards in Oregon, with some blocks dating to 1970. This wine shows a very feminine side of the grape, floral and elegant, with a soft and lovely nose that floats raspberry, cream and light perfume scents up from the glass. It concentrates its flavors on the back palate, where things linger nicely with resonant berry and spice.
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.