Soter Vineyards

Chardonnay 'Estates'

Chardonnay 'Estates'

Chardonnay Estates Soter Vineyards
  • Certified CCOF Organic/Demeter Certified Biodynamic
  • 100% Chardonnay
  • 75% Eola-Amity Hills Estate, 25% Mineral Springs Ranch (Yamhill Carlton District AVA)
  • 100% barrel fermented
  • Full malolactic fermentation
  • Aged 12 months in barrel, 6 months in stainless steel, and 12 months in bottle
  • 13.2% abv
  • 1,068 cases produced

Info

Producer:
Vintage:
2021
Country:
United States
Region:
Oregon
Appellation:
Willamette
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White

Sizes Available

Full Bottle US-SOV-10-21 6/750ml

Press & Reviews

Decanter
Score
94
Date
2024-02-27
"Aged in oak, 10 months in 35% new French oak. Great lemon aromas are buoyed by petrichor and cardamom notes with a kiss of salinity. This wine blends Mineral Spring and X Novo in the Eola-Amity. Mineral Springs brings brinyness to the palate, with sea spray and winemaker Chris Fladwood feeling like the Eola-sourced Chardonnay is deliciously fruity. Well-textured lemon curd and honeyed ginger flavours bring this brilliant palate to life."
James Suckling
Score
96
Date
2024-03-14
"This barrel-fermented wine blends a lush richness and ripeness with vibrant acidity, minerality and freshness. A portion went through skin contact, and it was raised in 35% new oak, giving a hint of grip in the texture that braces the golden apples, lemons and limes. So well balanced and delicious. Drink or hold."
Wine Advocate
Score
90
Date
2024-07-03
"The 2021 Chardonnay Estates was barrel fermented and matured for 18 months in 30% new oak. It has gregarious scents of yellow apple, banana chip, biscuit, toast and honey with flinty nuances. The light-bodied palate offers generous, ripe fruit foiled by bright, refreshing acidity, and it has a long, savory finish. Around 1,000 cases were made."
Wine Enthusiast
Score
93
Date
2024-08-01
"Made with a mixture of grapes from Mineral Springs Vineyard and various Eola-Amity Hills sources, the Estates Chardonnay shows vineyard teamwork pays off. Its aromas of preserved lemons, sage tea, nutmeg, saline and wet slate make for a minerality lover's dream perfume. White peach, lemon, butter and guava flavors are illuminated by brilliant acidity. Editors' Choice. —M.A."
Wine Spectator
Score
90
Date
2024-06-30
"Steely and sleek, with handsome notes of apple and lemon verbena that glide on the vibrant finish. Drink now. 1,100 cases made."