2014 Soter Mineral Springs Ranch Yamhill-Carlton Oregon Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., 2,400 cases, $65. Estate grown and bottled. 30% whole cluster fermentation. 30 days extended maceration. Racked only for assembly before bottling. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Gorgeous aromas of dark cherry, spice, rose petal and notable oak input. Somewhat closed and still tannic, but with luscious black cherry and spice flavors in a nicely balanced mid weight styled wine with some length on the juicy finish. Needs time to evolve and integrate the tannins. The wine needs patience and understanding and could disappoint if you pop the cork now. Score: 90-92. Reviewed December 13, 2016

Winery: Soter Vineyards
From article: Final Oregon Wine Reviews of 2016