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Soter 'Mineral Springs Ranch' Pinot Noir 2018
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This is a red wine imageSoter 'Mineral Springs Ranch' Pinot Noir 2018

$85.33$64.95
 
James Suckling 97
" This has such ripe red-cherry pinot fruit aromas, as well as forest wood and a swathe of deep-set spices. The palate carries such plush red and dark-cherry flavors in a long, fresh and energetic mode. Commanding pinot with such impressive poise. Drink or hold."

Vinous Media 95
"Shimmering ruby-red. Ripe red and blue fruit, lavender and exotic spice scents take on smoky mineral, licorice and cola nuances with air. Sappy and energetic on the ... read more
This is a red wine
Item ID: #44138
Location at store:84d
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by vol: 13.8%

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James Suckling 97
" This has such ripe red-cherry pinot fruit aromas, as well as forest wood and a swathe of deep-set spices. The palate carries such plush red and dark-cherry flavors in a long, fresh and energetic mode. Commanding pinot with such impressive poise. Drink or hold."

Vinous Media 95
"Shimmering ruby-red. Ripe red and blue fruit, lavender and exotic spice scents take on smoky mineral, licorice and cola nuances with air. Sappy and energetic on the palate, offering juicy boysenberry, cherry pie, cola and allspice flavors supported by a core of juicy acidity. The spice and floral notes repeat emphatically on the long, detailed finish, which is framed by smooth, late-arriving tannins. One-third whole clusters and 40% new French oak.-- Josh Raynolds"

Wine Enthusiast 94
"The biodynamically farmed grapes bring layered and detailed flavors. Raspberry purée adds intensity to the fruit, with accents of toasted grain and lemon. Some 30% of the ferment included whole clusters, and 40% of the wine was barreled in new French oak. The long, drying finish adds highlights of chamomile tea."

The Wine
Mineral Springs Vineyard consists of 34 acres of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay situated along the ridgeline of the greater property of 240 acres we call Mineral Springs Ranch (MSR). This is a privileged location in the world for Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. The right elevation, aspect, row orientation, ventilation and uniquely well-drained soils derived from marine sedimentary sandstone all contribute to consistently great results. Remaining acreage is committed to a diverse and inspired set of uses such as fir forest, oak woodland preservation, orchards, an heirloom vegetable farm, organic grain cultivation, and grazing lands. Michelle Soters vision is the Ranch produce more than just wine-that it act as a source of food for employees, guests and local charities. The Soters believe elevating the vine only serves to highlight the land that nurtures us all.

30 whole cluster fermentation
30 days extended maceration
40 new French oak barrels for 12 months

The Estate
In the mid-1980s, Tony Soter began working as a consulting winemaker in the Napa Valley, assisting luminaries such as Araujo, Niebaum-Coppola, Shafer, Spottswoode, Viader and Dalla Valle. In 1982, he established his own winery Etude where he focused on Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon of noteworthy caliber and artisan focus. After years of mentoring and encouraging some of Napa Valleys most respected growers and winemakers, he ended his consulting roles to focus exclusively on Soter Vineyards and his family in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. The Soters sole Estate vineyard today, Mineral Springs Ranch, is a 240-acre savanna-like oak woodland and grazing land located in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. It is the home to 30 acres of Pinot Noir originally planted in 2002. Two acres of Chardonnay were included in the 2006 plantings and are devoted entirely to method champenoise sparkling wine production. Located just east of the town of Carlton, the ranch is perched on a mesa with gentle slopes and commanding views of the surrounding Yamhill-Carlton District. Our production facilities and hospitality buildings are here as well, allowing us complete control of all operations.

Farming Practice:Practicing Biodynamic

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Soter VineyardsIn the mid-1980s, Tony Soter began working as a consulting winemaker in the Napa Valley, assisting luminaries such as Araujo, Niebaum-Coppola, Shafer, Spottswoode, Viader and Dalla Valle. In 1982, he established his own winery – Etude – where he focused on Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon of noteworthy caliber and artisan focus. After years of mentoring and encouraging some of Napa Valley's most respected growers and winemakers, he ended his consulting roles to focus exclusively on Soter Vineyards and his family in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. The Soter's sole Estate vineyard today, Mineral Springs Ranch, is a 240-acre savanna-like oak woodland and grazing land located in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. It is the home to 30 acres of Pinot Noir originally planted in 2002. Two acres of Chardonnay were included in the 2006 plantings and are devoted entirely to method champenoise sparkling wine production. Located just east of the town of Carlton, the ranch is perched on a mesa with gentle slopes and commanding views of the surrounding Yamhill-Carlton District. Our production facilities and hospitality buildings are here as well, allowing us complete control of all operations.

Farming Practice:Practicing Organic

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