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2009 Soter Mineral Springs Ranch Pinot Noir

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July 18, 2021 - $56



94Vinous / IWC

...Powerfully scented aromas of candied red fruits, cola, incense and Asian spices, with a bright mineral overtone. Stains the palate with sappy black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors that are lifted and braced by a zesty mineral quality. Closes sweet, spicy and very long, with silky tannins that fade into the wine's dense fruit. Pretty seductive.

91Wine Spectator

This has a lovely transparency to its currant and plum fruit, shaded with tar and mineral notes, riding easily over buffed tannins into the long, expressive finish.

A very fresh, ripe and classic pinot nose of red and blue pinot fruit that is liberally sprinkled with spice and briar notes...delicious and seductively textured medium-bodied flavors that possess sophisticated tannins. The finish is beautifully balanced, dusty and mouth coating and offers that rare quality of being enjoyable now yet being capable of rewarding aging as well.


United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Yamhill-Carlton

Yamhill-Carlton AVA is located in Yamhill and Washington Counties, and it is entirely contained within the Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon’s most prestigious wine producing region. It has 1,200 vineyard acres and was awarded AVA status in 2004. The region grows Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Dolcetto, Muscat, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris. Ken Wright Cellars, Elk Cove Vineyards and WillaKenzie Estate are among the district’s best-known producers. All focus on Pinot Noir.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.