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SOTER Sparkling Wine  Brut Rose "Mineral Springs"  Eola-Amity Hills 2014

Retail Price: $65

Value Rating: 2.8

Wine Factor: 2
Date Posted: October 22, 2018
Cases Produced: 1025

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DDWA Score: 91

Good Value

Unquestionably one of the best American sparkling wines made. This is 91% Pinot Noir, 9% Chardonnay from their Estate vineyard in Willamette’s Eola-Amity Hills sub-AVA. Barrel fermented and aged 8 months before 2nd fermentation in bottle. 2 years on its lees before disgorgement in spring 2017.

The Soter Brut Rose comes out of the gate like a lightning bolt with fruit-forwardness (blood orange, wild cherry, raspberries) plus fresh pie crust, roast almonds and chamomile tea. You’ll really notice this wine – shy it is not. And with all its flavor, the acidity is running right alongside. Pour this next to most Champagnes and I think you will be able to taste the difference: the Soter’s fruitiness will stick out. I don’t think you’ll complain because of all the uplifting acidity.

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