The Maresh Red Barn Blocks 2015 was bottled from only two barrels of Block 1 (self-rooted Wadensvil planted in 1970) in front of the Maresh Red Barn. Jim Maresh Senior, now 91 years old, farmed this block, and yes, he is still on the tractor every year. I love him so very much. All of my wines in 2015 were 100% whole cluster. The Red Barn Blocks is a light-to-medium, youthful red. It is light-reflecting and luminous. The nose is a straight shot of pure, focused Hood strawberries, and lifts the heart. The mouth is long, cable-like, tense, silky and serious. This wine needs time, and has a very appealing balance between restraint and giving.
Appellation: Dundee Hills A.V.A. Picking Date: 23 September 2015 Barrels: no new wood-all neutral Burgundy barrels (228L) Bottling Date: 29 June 2016 Alcohol: 13.0 %
Cases Produced: 50