AVA: Dundee Hills
Selections: Dijon 115
Harvest Date: 10.4.17
Finished Alcohol: 13.4%
Aging: 10 months in French Oak of which 6% were new barrels
Production: 7 barrels
Our neighbor directly to the west, the Maresh Vineyard extends upwards of 700 feet in elevation, producing a dramatically differentiated wine from the Winderlea Vineyard.
After several uncharacteristically ripe years, the classic Maresh style has returned. Bramble meets baking spice and cherry, invoking both the forest floor and the dusty end to summer. Linen, tarragon, and cranberry move from the nose to the palate, lingering and swirling, punctuated by white peppercorn, cedar, and a structure of firm, fine tannins and bright, fresh acidity.