2014 Soter, "Mineral Springs Ranch" Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Press and Tasting Notes

JAMES SUCKLING

98 / 100

"Terrific aromas of strawberry and rose petal with a superb energy and vibrance. Full body, incredible power and depth with a fabulous balance and intensity. A tightly wound ball of silk. Superb quality here.” Read More »

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Featured October 27, 2016

THE REVIEW

In the heart of Oregon's woodlands, through 240 acres of indigenous forest, lies a plot of sloped grazing land where 500 sheep roam freely. Nestled within this natural cradle is Soter's Mineral Springs Ranch, a small Pinot Noir vineyard surrounded by a sustainable farm.
    There, ancient sedimentary soil derived from fractured marine sandstone meets superb exposure, elevation, and the cool north-western Oregon climate creating the framework for one of Oregon's finest locations for growing Pinot Noir. Add to that one of the best vintages Oregon has seen in many years, and you get the wonderfully expressive 2008 Soter Vineyards Mineral Springs Ranch Pinot Noir.
    Suggestions of plum, raspberry and black cherry are intermingled with hints of sandalwood, Herbes de Provence and more exotic Asian spices. Seamless tannins are punctuated by juicy acidity. On the palate the wine is layered, bordering on opulent. The savory, ripe, spicy dark fruit flavors persist into a lengthy, velvety, textured finish.
    Born from one of the most ideal places in the world, this is an extremely sexy wine. The rich berry flavors, peppery finish against silky tannins allow for pairing with grilled salmon, mushroom risotto, and lean meats. Enjoy!Read More »

Region

Oregon

Oregon is recognized as one of the premier wine growing regions in the world.  It is best known for its world-class Pinot Noir, grown predominantly in the Willamette Valley.  There, Pinot Noir tends to take a bit of Burgundy's and California's best attributes:  a bit of the dry, mineral ... Read More »

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