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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.
90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - June 2014
(78% pinot noir, 20% chardonnay and 2% gewurztraminer): Bright orange-pink. Highly perfumed red berry, rose and orange zest aromas show very good clarity and a hint of white pepper. Offers intense raspberry and blood orange flavors and a touch of honeysuckle, along with a deeper anise nuance. Shows a palate-tingling spiciness on the finish, which is firmed by tangy mineral and bitter quinine notes. No excess fat here but no sense of austerity either.