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2010 Soter Pinot Noir Mineral Springs Ranch
- > Oregon
- > Willamette Valley
- > Yamhill-Carlton
Community Tasting Notes 29
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.
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
MoserJP Likes this wine: (92 points)
September 7, 2014 - This is dark for 2010. The nose is all smoke and wood funk initially with stewed cherries, ripe strawberries, nutmeg, white pepper, pine forest floor, and mushrooms. The mouth feel is dense with flavors of dark cherries and earth. The wine is balanced and drinking well, with a smooth feel and long finish. Tobacco flavors creep up late in the finish. This is a dark and flavorful Pinot that is distinctly Oregon. It has the stuffing for aging but is perfectly approachable now in my opinion.
briandavispdx wrote: (91 points)
August 23, 2014 - Two-hour decant wasn't quite enough...it was still a bit tight at that point, but really opened up nicely over the course of a leisurely dinner. Bright red Oregon strawberries shine on the nose, and once the wine opened up a little, a big whiff of hickory smoke to complement the fruit. The strawberries transition to cherries on the palette, and a Burgundy-influenced citrusy chalkiness on the tongue provided the backbone.
A pretty damn nice Oregon Pinot, although at this price point I am kinda hoping to be blown away and I certainly wasn't. This wine is clearly still on the young side of its prime, though...
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
- Pending Delivery 3 (0%)
- In Cellars 700 (75%)
- Consumed 232 (25%)