Soter Vineyards Pinot Noir MSR 2015 - Suckling 98 Points, Vinous 95 Points!
Regular price $75.00
Vinous 95 Points
Suckling 98 Points
This is Soter's flagship Mineral Springs Ranch bottling, made with estate fruit grown at his Mineral Springs Ranch property. It's a big, intense and complex yet remarkably approachable thanks to a rich, creamy texture and that suppleness that marks the 2015 vintage.
From Vinous:Brilliant red. A heady, seductively perfumed bouquet of fresh red and blue fruits, potpourri, spicecake and vanilla carries an intense mineral overtone. Concentrated yet vibrant in style, showing superb clarity and lift to the sweet raspberry, boysenberry, cola, spicecake and floral pastille flavors. Becomes nervier and spicier on the gently tannic finish, which hangs on with outstanding focus and tenacity.
From Suckling: "Tons of pressed violets and lavender as well as blueberries, plenty of herbs, cedar, almonds and acacia come through on the nose, before ginseng, ivy and slate kick in. The palate is so structured with intense yet velvety tannins and layers of fruit and spices. Such tension in terms of the fine acidity but intensely full-bodied. A great wine that will age for decades. Drink from 2020 and well beyond."