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Soter Mineral Springs Ranch Pinot Noir Pinot Noir Oregon Yamhill County 2008

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[92 pts The Wine Advocate] The 2008 Pinot Noir Mineral Springs is darker in color with a slightly reticent nose of toast Asian spices incense floral notes black cherry and black raspberry. Dense rich and mouth-coating this layered spicy effort will evolve for 2-3 years and provide a drinking window extending over the next 10 to 12 years.

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Soter Vineyards:
The site of Mineral Springs, located just east of the town of Carlton, is a source of great excitement to us. Planted to 15 acres of Pinot Noir in 2002 and 2003, and 17 acres of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in 2006, this 250-acre ranch is perched on a mesa with gentle slopes, with commanding views of the surrounding Yamhill-Carlton District. As a vineyard site, Mineral Springs has an extremely ... Read more
The site of Mineral Springs, located just east of the town of Carlton, is a source of great excitement to us. Planted to 15 acres of Pinot Noir in 2002 and 2003, and 17 acres of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in 2006, this 250-acre ranch is perched on a mesa with gentle slopes, with commanding views of the surrounding Yamhill-Carlton District. As a vineyard site, Mineral Springs has an extremely compelling confluence of prime exposure, and uniform, well-drained, pale sedimentary soils. Imagine half of an upside-down bowl facing due south - here the vines absorb the sun from an ideal aspect, from morning through twilight. Unlike many vineyards with small depressions and moist swales, this is a gentle, highly uniform slope. We have high expectations for the vineyard-designated Pinot Noirs and Sparkling Wine that will eventually emerge from this vineyard. Mineral Springs Vineyard is planted between 380 and 440 feet in elevation. Exposure ranges from southeast to west, with most acreage facing south and southwest. Our soils are crumbly, loamy, pale marine Keasey series sediments such as sandstone and fractured siltstone, mixed with clay. The topsoil layer is rather shallow in many places, and drainage is excellent. Read less

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02/16/2012

It's a marvelous wine. I could taste this wine recently and it was a good surprise for me. In comparison to French good wines I believe Soter Mineral Springs is the best one.



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[92 pts The Wine Advocate] The 2008 Pinot Noir Mineral Springs is darker in color with a slightly reticent nose of toast Asian spices incense floral notes black cherry and black raspberry. Dense rich and mouth-coating this layered spicy effort will evolve for 2-3 years and provide a drinking window extending over the next 10 to 12 years.

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