"The 2013 Pinot Noir Mineral Springs Ranch includes 30% whole cluster and was aged for 12 months in 40% new French oak. It has a rather broody bouquet at first - Morello cherry and boysenberry, the whole cluster imparting subtle sous-bois aromas. It just needs some bottle age to open. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp red cherries and fresh strawberry; it has fine tannins and a harmonious, sensual finish that is sophisticated and plain delicious. This is a great Pinot Noir from Soter." –April 2016
Mineral Springs Ranch is a 240-acre parcel operated as a Certified Sustainable
farm. 30 acres of Pinot Noir occupy the ridge-top and adjacent slopes at 400 feet. These vines are rooted in ancient sedimentary soils derived from fractured marine sandstone.
45% new French oak barrels for 12 months
30% whole cluster fermentation
30 days extended maceration