James Suckling Planet Oregon, 2015 Planet Oregon Pinot Noir
"Fresh and bright aromas of strawberries and flowers follow through to a medium to full body, fine and juicy tannins and a savory finish. A beauty. From environmentally sustainable grapes. Drink or hold." –Nov-16
About a quarter of the blend is fruit from Ribbon Ridge with the remainder from various other areas of Oregon.
Fruit is 20% whole-cluster fermentation in French Oak (93% used) and small stainless steel barrels with malolactic fermentation taking place in barrel.
Tony Soter (Soter Vineyards) has long been committed to sustainable farming. Planet Oregon is his chance to make wines for a broader audience and make a bigger positive impact on the planet. Grapes are sourced only from Certified Sustainable vineyards and bottle in a Certified Sustainable winery.