Soter Vineyards Mineral Springs Ranch Pinot Noir 2017 (Willamette Valley, Oregon) - [JS 95] [VM 94] [WS 93] [WE 93] [WA 92+]

Soter Vineyards Mineral Springs Ranch Pinot Noir 2017
(Willamette Valley, Oregon) - [JS 95] [VM 94] [WS 93] [WE 93] [WA 92+]

Regular price $90.00 Sale price $64.97 Save $25.03

JS95 VM94 WS93 WE93 WA92+
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Notes from the Winemaker:
MINERAL SPRINGS RANCH (MSR) is a 240-acre Biodynamic farm and vineyard in the heart of Oregon wine country. Mineral Springs Vineyard consists of 40 acres of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay situated along the ridge-line of the property. The combination of respectful farming, ancient marine soils, and temperate climate, result in wines that are layered, nuanced, and captivating while expressing their singular place of origin.

13.8% ABV

Tasting Notes

Nose: pure red cherry . cinnamon . dried raspberry
Primary Flavors: bing cherry . boysenberry
Secondary Flavors: burdock root . vanilla seed pod
Finish: spicy . balanced . polished tannins

Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - James Suckling:
"Beautifully fresh and complex with very fragrant, violet-like aromas, together with blueberries, cocoa, red cherries, oyster shell, a swathe of fresh herbs and much, much more. The palate offers a very succulent, focused sense of power and a long, chiseled feel that carries blueberries and red cherries very long and very fresh. Try from 2023." (2/2020)

94 Points - Antonio, Galloni, Vinous:
"Limpid ruby-red. Powerful, spice-accented red and dark berries, incense and candied flowers on the seductively perfumed nose; a mineral nuance builds in the glass. Alluringly sweet, sharply delineated cherry, raspberry preserve and rose pastille flavors are complemented by an exotic spice nuance. Fine-grained and seamless in texture, finishing extremely long and sappy, with resonating spiciness and slowly building tannins. 40% new oak." - Josh Raynolds (August 2020)

93 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Harmonious and elegantly layered, with raspberry, violet and savory spice accents that dance toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2028. 2,859 cases made." - TF (3/31/20)

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"The joy begins when you just look at the wine in the glass—it's a coppery cherry hue. It's scented with cherry blossoms, and cherry fruit flavors pop up throughout. The bead is fine and persistent, and the tastes linger generously through the finish. This should age nicely over the next decade, but it's already drinking well. The blend is 84% Pinot Noir and 16% Chardonnay sourced from the Mineral Springs Ranch estate." -PAUL GREGUTT (12/1/2021)

92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Pale to medium ruby-purple, the 2017 Pinot Noir Mineral Springs Ranch, from biodynamically farmed grapes, is scented of cinnamon stick, autumn leaves, rose petal and bergamot with touches of fragrant earth, charcuterie and a core of ripe raspberry, strawberry and rhubarb. It’s medium-bodied and silky textured, walking a nice line between bright fruit and savory flavors, finishing fresh and long. This will benefit from another year in bottle." - Erin Brooks (April 2020)