CSO-131

Pinot Noir, ‘Mineral Springs’ [White Label], 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
50% new French oak barrels for 12 months

Producer:
Vintage:
2014
Country:
US
Region:
Oregon
Appellation:
Yamhill-Carlton District
Variety:
Pinot Noir
Color:
Red
Case Pack:
6
Bottle Size:
750
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Tasting Notes

A tantalizing bouquet expressing great concentration that is both seductive and complex sets the stage. The nose showcases the pure essence of what we know as Mineral Springs – a melding of dark fruits and earthiness, highlighted and amplified by a fascinating, almost floral perfume. The body of the wine is as ample and complex as the nose. Great concentration of fruit with dark cherries, Italian plums, and blackberries, followed by a distinct and complementary earthiness that has hints of find pipe tobacco, leather and dark chocolate.

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Press & Reviews

Spectator

Score:
93
Date:
2015-11-04