Over the past decade, Oregon native Tony Soter has surprised many in the wine world. In 2001 he sold the majority of his incredibly successful Napa-based winery, Etude, and began tending full-time to a pinot noir vineyard he’d planted in the Yamhill-Carlton winemaking district. Now that the vines have finally matured, Soter, along with vintner James Cahill, has begun making expressive, raspberry-flavored pinot noirs (and a masterful chardonnay sparkler) that prove Soter Vineyards to be one of the hottest young pinot houses in Oregon. —Condé Cox