Wine Advocate Soter Vineyards, 2012 Soter Chardonnay North Valley Reserve
"The 2012 Chardonnay North Valley Reserve comes entirely from Eola-Amity Hills and sees 6% new French oak, 45% in stainless steel with 50% undergoing malolactic fermentation. It has an open bouquet with citrus lemon, orange sorbet and toffee-apple scents coming through with time. The palate is medium-bodied with a fine line of acidity. This is very well balanced, nicely poised throughout, with veins of citrus lemon, ginger and green apples on the persistent finish. This is very fine." –April 2015
Wine Spectator Soter Vineyards, 2012 Soter Chardonnay North Valley Reserve
"Light and spicy, on the tart side, with nectarine and floral flavors in tight control, persisting impressively into a long, lithe finish."
Soter Vineyards, 2012 Soter Chardonnay North Valley Reserve
The northern part of the Willamette Valley (North Valley) is recognized as having the finest vineyards for cool-climate varietal wines. It is within this region's rolling hillsides and diverse soils that veteran winegrowers James Cahill and Tony Soter, along with North Valley partners, Brian Sypher and Michelle Soter, source certified sustainable vineyards of “Cru” quality. Meticulous, hands-on attention to farming practices throughout the growing season assures a resulting level of quality normally associated exclusively with estate grown wines.
Certified Sustainable Vineyards
6% new French oak; 49% used French oak; 45% stainless steel barrels. 50% malolactic fermentation.