Soter Mineral Springs Ranch Pinot Noir 2013


SKU 31012


Immediately seductive, a complex nose expresses aromas of Bing cherry and boysenberry, followed closely by distinctive and captivating notes of minerality, cola and lavender. The palate is seamless from start to finish, beginning with a bright and silky entry that transitions to an ample core of dark cherry and wild blackberry. An elegant and lasting finish lingers with traces of dark chocolate and earth.
Category Red Wine
Country United States
Region Oregon
Appellation Yamhill County
Brand Soter
Alcohol/vol 13.4%
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Pinot Noir Mineral Springs Ranch includes 30% whole cluster and was aged for 12 months in 40% new French oak. It has a rather broody bouquet at first - Morello cherry and boysenberry, the whole cluster imparting subtle sous-bois aromas. It just needs some bottle age to open. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp red cherries and fresh strawberry; it has fine tannins and a harmonious, sensual finish that is sophisticated and plain delicious. This is a great Pinot Noir from Soter.

Neal Martin, April 2016
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorFirm in texture, with a grip of tannins around mineral-laced blackberry and licorice flavors, persisting into a plush finish. Drink now through 2020. 2,150 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, February 29, 2016