Soter 'North Valley' Pinot Noir 2015
Item Number: 27749
Not Vintage Specific
Item Number: 27749
James Suckling 93
"This pinot noir shows such energy with cherries, blueberries and blackcurrants. Full body, silky tannins and a mineral and vibrant finish. What a beautiful wine. Drink or hold.
Publish Date: Friday, December 15, 2017"
"Aromas of ripe, dark fruits like blackberry and black cherry dominate, with both floral (violets) and earthy elements, baking spice, and traces of earth and char-like wood smoke. Bright on entry, with ample presence and drive. Flavors of blackberry and plum dominate with a hint of sage and brown butter, and a sanguine quality of roasted meat on a broad framework. Fruit, freshness and mineral persist nicely with good grip and texture from the fine tannins."
The Willamette Valley of Oregon stretches nearly 160 miles from the Columbia River Gorge down to the Eugene area - a large, diverse scope. However, it is in the North Valley of this region that all of the recognized sub-appellations are clustered - where the finest “Cru” quality vineyard sites are located. We explore the considerable diversity of this region by focusing on engaged partnerships with farmers committed to certified, sustainable farming practices, with the goal of producing outstanding wines that reflect distinctive personality and style.
It is from the rolling hillsides and diverse soils of the North Valley that veteran winegrowers James Cahill and Tony Soter, along with North Valley partners, Brian Sypher and Michelle Soter, source certified sustainable vineyards of real "Cru" quality for these personality-driven wines. Meticulous, hands-on attention to farming practices throughout the growing season from flowering through harvest, and minimal handling in the winery, assures a resulting level of quality normally associated exclusively with estate grown wines - in fact, we think of each vineyard site we work with as if it were a "satellite estate property", as a statement of our genuine commitment to making the best wines that we can.
27% Ribbon Ridge
13% Dundee Hills
5% Eola-Amity Hills
24% Willamette Valley
Certified Sustainable Vineyards
5% new French oak
95% previously filled; 2-3 yr old French barrels
Drinks beautifully now. Cellar through 2022.
fantastic - very elegant wine- a standout. so well balanced
Posted by William on 4/20/18 [Verified]
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