Soter Mineral Springs Ranch Pinot Noir 2013

Mineral Springs Ranch is a 240-acre parcel of woodland and grazing land dotted with ancient Oregon white oak savannas. The entire property is operated 
as a certified sustainable farm, home to 500 sheep and a 30-acre planting of Pinot Noir that occupies the ridge top and adjacent slopes at an elevation of 400 feet. These vines are rooted in ancient sedimentary soils derived from fractured marine sandstone. The combined effect of superb exposure, elevation, excellent drainage and the cool north-western Oregon climate create the potential for consistently great wines. There is no doubt that experienced and dedicated farming, along with careful craftsmanship contribute to the result, but from its very first vintage this vineyard has expressed its own singular voice. The wines are compelling expressions of a place destined to be recognized as one of the great sites for new world Pinot Noir.


Winemaking: 
APPELATION:100% Estate Grown & Bottled, Yamhill-Carlton AVA, Oregon Certified Sustainable Wine
HARVEST: October 19 - 22
ELEVAGE: 30% whole cluster fermentation, 14 months in French Oak, 50% new, 30 days extended maceration, Racked only for assembly prior to bottling
CELLARING: At once classic and youthful with serious structure and long-term aging potential. Drink now through 2025.
PRODUCTION:2,400 cases
ALCOHOL: 13.4%

Tasting note:
Ruby red with brilliant clarity, aromas of spice, red raspberry and cranberry fruit and a classic Oregon earthiness. The entry is silken, even mouthcoating, and juicy, ripe berry flavours dominate the palate. Lively acidity and fine tannin are in elegant balance. Chocolate, earth and black fruits linger with pleasing persistence on a sleek framework.



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