Jim and Loie Maresh planted their famous vineyard, the fifth oldest vineyard in Oregon, in 1970 and since 2011 their grandson, Jim Arterberry Maresh, is the first third-generation winemaker in Oregon. (A Maresh Vineyard Pinot Noir by Rex Hill, by the way, is credited by Boyd’s wine mentor, Brian Goehry of Wine on Piedmont fame, as his “aha” moment with wine.) The 2019 Dundee Hills cuvee is all from the Maresh and Weber Vineyards, which is famous in its own right, and which used to be part of the Maresh estate. It was purchased from Pere Maresh in 1972 and planted in 1975, making it, also, one of the oldest vineyards in Oregon. Both vineyards are dry and sustainably farmed. The developing wine is minimally manipulated in the winery, with no additions other than a little touch of sulfur and less than 10% new French oak barrels for 18 months. This is a wine of finesse that showcases the cooler, “classic Oregon” 2019 vintage. When we tasted this wine, it was love at first whiff and an instant buy, which, to pat our own backs, was a good job because it sold out very soon after that. This is one to savor far more than its price point might suggest! Unfortunately, you have to be a little mindful as to when you open your bottle as we were the last to take delivery of our order and some bottles we ordered went ”missing”, so we have no inventory for rebuys!