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Soter Mineral Springs "White Label" Pinot Noir 2009

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The wine is named simply, Mineral Springs, and represents a selection from this esteemed site. Where the flagship ëMineral Springs Ranch, or ëMSR Pinot Noir expresses the full clonal and microclimate diversity of the property, the Mineral Springs Pinot Noir is created in a given vintage only when we identify something truly unique and focused that begs the spotlight. 2009 marks just the second bottling of Mineral Springs Pinot Noir and is sourced predominantly from our Heirloom clones found in an area near the crown of the property. We produced precious little of this wine - just a few hundred cases - and it speaks with a more singular, amplified voice as the purest expression of Pinot Noir from our vineyard.

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Winery: Soter Vineyards
Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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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

The wine is named simply, Mineral Springs, and represents a selection from this esteemed site. Where the flagship ëMineral Springs Ranch, or ëMSR Pinot Noir expresses the full clonal and microclimate diversity of the property, the Mineral Springs Pinot Noir is created in a given vintage only when we identify something truly unique and focused that begs the spotlight. 2009 marks just the second bottling of Mineral Springs Pinot Noir and is sourced predominantly from our Heirloom clones found in an area near the crown of the property. We produced precious little of this wine - just a few hundred cases - and it speaks with a more singular, amplified voice as the purest expression of Pinot Noir from our vineyard.

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