2014 Soter Vineyards North Valley Pinot Noir Reserve

Year: 2014
Appellation: Willamette Valley
Country: USA - Oregon
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 90
Vinous Media: 92
James Suckling: 94
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
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"Supple, focused, expressive and layered, with cherry, plum, floral and spice flavors that come together seamlessly against refined tannins. The finish lingers impressively. Drink now through 2024. 1,592 cases made. –HS " (WS)

"The new oak is neatly integrated on the nose, giving the fruit profile a lift, with hints of boysenberry and blackberry. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, ripe black cherry and cranberry notes. I like the structure here and the whole cluster works well, lending a little freshness and wildness to the finish." (WA)

"Deep red. Highly perfumed scents of fresh red berries, Asian spices and rose oil. Silky, expansive raspberry, cherry and rose pastille flavors smoothly blend richness and vivacity and gain spiciness with air. Finishes silky, sweet and very long, displaying lingering red fruit flavors and harmonious tannins. " (VM)

"Extremely perfumed and vibrant with roses and strawberries plus hints of cherries. Full-bodied, round and velvety yet polished and refined. Beauty and length are paramount here." (JS)

Winery Notes:
Saturated, red/purple color in the glass. The wine expresses a fresh set of aromatics suggesting bing cherries, dark chocolate and rose petals, quite charming. Soft and gentle on the palate, we see the aromatic themes expanded to include flavors of kirsch and red delicious apple peel. A truly lovely, medium bodied Pinot Noir revealing lots of subtle complexity, a product of the collection of great vineyards that are its pedigree. Balanced and long on the finish with no rough edges, it is very forward, with sweet tannins.