Soter Vineyards Mineral Springs Pinot Noir [WHITE LABEL] 2011 (Yamhill-Carlton, Oregon)

Soter Vineyards Mineral Springs Pinot Noir [WHITE LABEL] 2011
(Yamhill-Carlton, Oregon)

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Notes from the winemaker:

The wine is named simply, Mineral Springs, and represents a selection from this esteemed site. 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.

2011 marks the fourth 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 and it speaks with a more singular, amplified voice as the purest expression of Pinot Noir from our vineyard.

Tasting Notes

Very fragrant and multifaceted aromas evoke ripe cane berries, Bing cherries, cola, exotic spices toasted nuts, mineral and earth. The wine is remarkable for its sense of power and restraint and many layers slowly reveal themselves over hours open in the glass, suggesting many years of cellaring development. The finish is lengthy and multidimensional with a balance of dense grape material, mysterious earthiness, herbal nuance and sappy mouth coating purity of fruit.

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - Stephen Tanzer:
"Brilliant ruby-red. Intensely perfumed red berry liqueur, incense and Asian spice aromas pick up a smoky quality with air and show excellent clarity. Sappy, palate-staining raspberry and cola flavors are complemented by deeper notes of vanilla and licorice, with juicy acidity adding bite. Decidedly concentrated for this vintage, finishing with powerful thrust, building tannins and resonating florality." - Josh Raynolds (July 2014)