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Pinot Noir 'Mineral Springs Ranch', Soter Vineyards

Pinot Noir 'Mineral Springs Ranch', Soter Vineyards

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 Soter’s 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

Producer:
Vintage:
2017
Country:
United States
Region:
Oregon
Appellation:
Yamhill-Carlton District
Variety:
Pinot Noir
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Biodynamic

Press & Reviews

James Suckling

Score:
95
Date:
2020-01-30
Review:
Beautifully fresh and complex with very fragrant, violet-like aromas, together with blueberries, cocoa, red cherries, oyster shell, a swathe of fresh herbs and much, much more. The palate offers a very succulent, focused sense of power and a long, chiseled feel that carries blueberries and red cherries very long and very fresh. Try from 2023.

Vinous Media

Score:
94
Date:
2020-08-01
Review:
Limpid ruby-red. Powerful, spice-accented red and dark berries, incense and candied flowers on the seductively perfumed nose; a mineral nuance builds in the glass. Alluringly sweet, sharply delineated cherry, raspberry preserve and rose pastille flavors are complemented by an exotic spice nuance. Fine-grained and seamless in texture, finishing extremely long and sappy, with resonating spiciness and slowly building tannins. 40% new oak.