Wine Wednesday | Soter Vineyards North Valley Pinot Noir

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Happy Wednesday! I went to a team building event last night where we threw axes in batting cages. It was so cool and such a different activity. I highly recommend going to the Axe Room in Denver if you are close and if not see if there is something available in your city.

Anyways back to the regularly scheduled program of wine which is a good one, I mean really good! A little back story on this wine is that G and I visited this Soter on a past trip to Oregon. The winery is so cool and really unlike anything that I have seen before. The property has about 4 or 5 houses on it and the main one is where you enter with a large great room and when the family who owns the wine lived there that was their living room/kitchen/family room. After you arrive and check in they bring your tasting group to a smaller house a few feet away and that is where you sit at a large table and do the tasting. These houses would have been the kids rooms. So each little house was actually an entire room for the kids and parents. It was such a cool idea and the property is beautiful.

Now for the wine. I had one taste and I was like WOW! This stuff is good! I had forgotten how good it was. It is so smooth with some dark cherries and cola taste. It is honestly the best red wine I have had!

Here are G’s notes: This is a great example of Pinot Noir from the Pacific Northwest. The nose brings notes of strawberry, rhubarb, cherry cola, flint and wet tobacco. The wine has light body with medium acidity. The palate follows through with tart cherry and cola. This is very well balanced wine that has plenty of fruit but also some earthy tones. Good wine for the price of $35.

We ended up purchasing this bottle at the vineyard but we have seen it Molly’s. If you see it at your local wine store I highly encourage you to pick it up.

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