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2008 Soter Vineyards Pinot Noir Mineral Springs Ranch 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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2008 Soter Vineyards Pinot Noir Mineral Springs Ranch 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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93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2011

Bright ruby-red.  Sexy aromas of raspberry, cherry-cola, sassafras and potpourri.  Silky in texture and impressively pure, offering sappy red and dark berry flavors and suave floral pastille and spicecake qualities.  Gains weight with air and picks up a bitter cherry quality that carries through the long, spicy finish.  Balanced to age but also very attractive right now.

93 Points | Wine Spectator
93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Pinot Noir

Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
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