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