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Post Wines and Spirits USD 22.99 750ml

Soter Vineyards Planet Oregon Pinot Noir 2014

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"Dark and spicy, sleek in texture, with clove and white pepper overtones to the focused blackberry and plum fruit, lingering against hints of tobacco and walnut...90." WS 2/16 91+ Points, Zachys Team: "This is one of the great value Pinot Noir expressions the world has to offer that we include with Zachys signatures of Bodega Chacra Barda and Stoller Vineyards. What we like here is the juicy and velvety expression that Tony Soter captures from the ripe 2014 vintage. While there is a fullness and voluptuousness to the wine, it remains light on its feet with awesome fruit purity. This is a riper expression that we have seen in the past, but remains at 13.4% alcohol and doesn’t clobber you like some of the California Pinots. There are Oregon’s signature notes of black cherry, spice and pine resin, but it is also packed with plum and wild red and black berries adding a little more dimension with 2014. The wine builds in body and texture with air. Don’t miss this unique American expression from Oregon and the Napa Icon. This is a crowd pleasing conversation wine to have with guests.”

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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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"Dark and spicy, sleek in texture, with clove and white pepper overtones to the focused blackberry and plum fruit, lingering against hints of tobacco and walnut...90." WS 2/16 91+ Points, Zachys Team: "This is one of the great value Pinot Noir expressions the world has to offer that we include with Zachys signatures of Bodega Chacra Barda and Stoller Vineyards. What we like here is the juicy and velvety expression that Tony Soter captures from the ripe 2014 vintage. While there is a fullness and voluptuousness to the wine, it remains light on its feet with awesome fruit purity. This is a riper expression that we have seen in the past, but remains at 13.4% alcohol and doesn’t clobber you like some of the California Pinots. There are Oregon’s signature notes of black cherry, spice and pine resin, but it is also packed with plum and wild red and black berries adding a little more dimension with 2014. The wine builds in body and texture with air. Don’t miss this unique American expression from Oregon and the Napa Icon. This is a crowd pleasing conversation wine to have with guests.”

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