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2006 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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2006 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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91 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2008

($48) Brilliant red color. Sexy bouquet of wild strawberry, raspberry, mocha and clove. Pliant red fruit flavors gain weight and power with air, picking up blackberry and anise qualities. Spice notes increase on the long, juicy finish. This flab-free pinot really stains the palate.

91 Points | Wine Spectator
92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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