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2005 Soter Vineyards Pinot Noir Beacon Hill Yamhill Carlton District
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About Soter Vineyards

Tony Soter made his name with Cabernet Sauvignon in California at Spottswoode, as well as with his own Etude label. But to show he was serious about Oregon Pinot Noir, he relocated to the Willamette Valley. The time and energy he's devoted to the vineyard is evident in his intensely fruity, layered Pinots that do not sacrifice balance or focus for power.

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2005 Soter Vineyards Pinot Noir Beacon Hill Yamhill Carlton District

Producer: Soter Vineyards
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
Origin: Oregon
Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation: Yamhill-Carlton District

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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2008

($48) Bright red. The gorgeous nose offers a vivid bouquet of wild strawberry, raspberry, cinnamon, allspice and fresh flowers. Fresh, spicy red fruit flavors offer terrific flavor impact but are light in body, with excellent lift and great focus. The spicy aspect gains power on the long, sappy finish. This reminded me of a wine from Domaine Dujac.

91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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