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Bottle Price: $82.00
Bin: 416
Name: Soter Vineyards Mineral Springs Ranch Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2010
Region: Yamhill-Carlton AVA, Willamette Valley, Oregon (WS:91 - Best from 2013-2018)
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Producer: Soter Vineyards
Country: USA
Rating: WS:91, 93 Points-Wine Advocate; 93 Points-International Wine Cellar

Tasting Notes: Immediately seductive, a complex nose expresses aromas of Bing cherry and boysenberry, followed closely by distinctive and captivating notes of minerality, cola and lavender. The palate is seamless from start to finish, beginning with a bright and silky entry that transitions to an ample core of dark cherry and wild blackberry. An elegant and lasting finish lingers with traces of dark chocolate and earth.
Galaxy Notes: 100% Estate grown and bottled. Single vineyard bottling. LIVE Certified Vineyard & Winery 14 months in 40% new French oak barrels. 30% whole cluster fermentation. 30 days extended maceration. Racked only for assembly prior to bottling. Mineral Springs Ranch is a 240-acre parcel of woodland and grazing land dotted with ancient Oregon white oak savannas. The entire property is operated as a certified sustainable farm, home to 500 sheep and a 30-acre planting of Pinot Noir that occupies the ridge top and adjacent slopes at an elevation of 400 feet. These vines are rooted in ancient sedimentary soils derived from fractured marine sandstone. The combined effect of superb exposure, elevation, excellent drainage and the cool North-western Oregon climate create the potential for consistently great wines.
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