Kelley Fox Wines Maresh Vineyard Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, USA 2017
"This Maresh bottling is the most expressive of my three Maresh 2017 bottlings. Please note, though, that all of my 2017’s are on the refined and subtle side, much like my 2007’s or 2011’s. It is produced from the fruit of two blocks I’ve been working in personally for over ten years. I’ve come to deeply love these old vines (1970 franc de pied) in a way words can’t express...This Maresh is, as always, full of Oregon Hood strawberry character, with hints of spice. This is a serious beauty that time will reward. The mouth has the classic silk of Maresh with plenty of movement and fluidity. It has winged character and verticality in the Bachelardian sense (Gaston Bachelard “Air and Dreams” 1943). The finish is everlasting."