Wines of Italy; The South 03-08
- Food & Drink
- Wine World & Spirits, Seattle WA
Wine World and Cavatappi Distribuzione would like to invite you to take part in our inaugural Evening Tasting series with prestigious Soter Vineyards at our office space in SODO. We will have Julia Bandy-Smith and Jennifer Cossey of Soter in Seattle this coming Wednesday, October 16th.
The tasting begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10/person and includes light appetizers.
As you know, Tony Soter is one of Oregon’s (and California’s) iconic winemakers. Tony is precise and passionate about wine. He is a perfectionist when it comes to viticulture and wine making. David Schhildknecht, writing for Parker’s Wine Advocate, has written a lengthy profile on Soter. To give you an idea of Tony’s attention to detail, Schildknecht notes, “Soter’s employment of old heirloom selections he brought with him from California (and that long informed special bottlings under his Etude label) has without question been instrumental in the delicious distinctiveness of his Mineral Ridge bottlings. Besides conducing to complexity, notes Soter, “these vines feature loose, small-, often seedless-berried, and consequently disease-resistant clusters, and they self-regulate to low tonnage, requiring only a finessed thinning for uniformity; whereas with clones we end up throwing a lot of their fruit on the ground.” As a bonus, Soter found that these tiny berries more easily retain elasticity and hence phenolic quality in the Willamette Valley than they did in more heat-prone Northern California.”
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