CSO-109

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

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.

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