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2010 Soter Pinot Noir Mineral Springs Ranch
- > Oregon
- > Willamette Valley
- > Yamhill-Carlton
Community Tasting Notes 26
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.1 person found this helpful Comment
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...1 person found this helpful Comment
StainedGlass wrote: (91 points)
June 13, 2014 - Bright, medium dark ruby red. Subtle eucalyptus / menthol on the nose. Red cherry fruit with some nice minerality. 13.4% abv, and unmistakably a pinot noir (you can't always says that about California PNs). Not super complex or layered at this stage, but drinking well now, but I think this has an even better future with some aging. Better than many well-known California Pinots costing $20 more per bottle.
January 13, 2014 - Maybe its just me but this seems to be a darn fine rendition of Mineral Springs for Soter. Very black fruited, very supple and easy on the palate, and a long finish. Kinda the ultimate in "easy-drinking" yet also complex Pinot.
January 12, 2014 - I didn't give this enough air and upon opening was tightly wound with dense fruit and only towards the end did I notice more balance, earth, and minerals Give this a decant or a few years.
Pro Reviews 3
By Allen Meadows
October 2012, Issue #48 (link)
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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 5 (1%)
- In Cellars 685 (76%)
- Consumed 213 (24%)