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2010 Soter Pinot Noir Mineral Springs Ranch
- > Oregon
- > Willamette Valley
- > Yamhill-Carlton
Community Tasting Notes 31
January 13, 2015 - MSO wine club - January 2015 (Alex's House): splash decanted night before and then opened cork 2 hours prior to tasting. Still needed more air. Last glass was much improved than initial taste which had a bug spray, medicinal, plastic-like thing getting in the way. We wondered if bottle was off. It just needs a ton of air in a decanter.
January 12, 2015 - Excellent. Very tight on first night, but blossomed after a day. Second night was juicy and generous. Unmistakably Willamette, but with some cola and texturing reminiscent of a Russian River.
rorykinnear Likes this wine: (90 points)
December 10, 2014 - A pretty classic "Oregon" Pinot. Bright cherry cola out the gate, easing into some light spice and forest floor notes. At first it had an unbalanced flavor to it. Too much candied cherry and an odd bitterness on the finish. It took an hour to gain some of the verve I was hoping for and it was wonderful with the garlicy/anchovy/sausage pasta I had. It has a solid weight too it but still manages to be light on its feet.
Overall, I had hoped for something a tad more complex. It has the telltale Oregon Pinot qualities in spades but stops short of being truly great, though the balance and texture are well crafted.
Jamesgold wrote: (95 points)
November 27, 2014 - Perfect wine for Thanksgiving. Drinking beautifully.1 person found this helpful Comment
ewsds wrote: (94 points)
November 14, 2014 - A stunning nose of sweet red fruits with a touch of minerality. On the palate, it's a medium-bodied effort with a stout structure and mouth-watering acidity. Despite it acidity, it offers a light palate of complex and smooth red fruits, with an incredible finish. One of the best Oregon Pinots I've had to date, and I've had many.4 people found this helpful Comment
Pro Reviews 3
By Allen Meadows
October 2012, Issue #48 (link)
(Soter Vineyards Pinot Noir - Mineral Springs Ranch Villages Red) Subscribe to see review text.
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By Josh Raynolds
July/August 2012, Issue #163 (link)
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By Richard Jennings
9/13/2012 (link) 89 points
(Soter Pinot Noir Mineral Springs Ranch) Medium cherry red color; floral, tart cherry nose; tasty, floral, tart cherry palate; medium-plus finish 89+ points
- Vintage 2010
- Type Red
- Producer Soter
- Varietal Pinot Noir
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard Mineral Springs Ranch
- Country USA
- Region Oregon
- SubRegion Willamette Valley
- Appellation Yamhill-Carlton
- UPC Code 8437007958089
- Pending Delivery 3 (0%)
- In Cellars 703 (74%)
- Consumed 249 (26%)