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Wine Advocate 92
"The 2012 Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir includes 30 whole-cluster fruit and is aged in 25 new French oak, 75 use barrels. It has a complex bouquet with kirsch, redcurrant and orange blossom scents, touches of dried leaves coming through with aeration courtesy of the stems. Later, floral aromas join the fray. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, very restrained dark berry fruit tinged with cola on the entry. The acidity here is nicely ... read more
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Size:750mL (wine)
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Store Item ID:#23256
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Wine Advocate 92
"The 2012 Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir includes 30 whole-cluster fruit and is aged in 25 new French oak, 75 use barrels. It has a complex bouquet with kirsch, redcurrant and orange blossom scents, touches of dried leaves coming through with aeration courtesy of the stems. Later, floral aromas join the fray. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, very restrained dark berry fruit tinged with cola on the entry. The acidity here is nicely judged, lending to the natural harmony of this Pinot Noir, while the finish is quite caressing in the mouth. Drink this sensual Pinot Noir over the next 5-7 years, possibly more."

THE STORY
The Willamette Valley is Oregons most recognized appellation for cool climate varietal wines, and it is in the Northern part of this region where the finest vineyards are found - an epicenter we refer to as the North Valley - which includes all of the defined sub-appellations (the Dundee Hills, Ribbon Ridge, Yamhill-Carlton, etc.). It is from within this region of rolling hillsides and diverse soils 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 we can.

THE VINEYARD
This bottling represents vineyard sources exclusively from within the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. Made in very limited quantities, these Origins series wines are reflections of the personality-driven, regional characteristics from which they hail. The Eola-Amity Hills, near west Salem, are directly influenced by maritime breezes coming off the Pacific Ocean, funneled through the Van Duzer corridor. Soils here include both volcanic series and ancient marine sediments.

TASTING NOTES
Bright, blue/red color in the glass. The wine begins with a lovely nose of blueberry pie, lavender, baking spices and earth notes. Brambly and focused on the palate with dark berry fruits, earth and tea leaf. While a medium bodied wine in stature, it remains bright on the palate throughout, thanks to noteworthy acidity. Finishes beautifully with hints of orange peel and blackberries, and some youthfully firm tannins that promise a long life ahead.

The aromatics are powerful for the vintage, those black plum and cranberry notes revving up in the glass, with a hint of iodine in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with good backbone, a little more saline than the Dundee Hills Pinot Noir, though without quite the same level of persistence.

DETAILS
APPELLATION
Eola-Amity Hills
Certified Sustainable Vineyards

ELEVAGE
25 New French oak
75 Neutral French oak
20 Whole cluster fermentation

PRODUCTION
455 cases

ALCOHOL
14
About Soter Vineyards
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 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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