VOLUME 9, ISSUE 43
July 19, 2014
Comptche Ridge Vineyards
Brothers John and Mark Weir settled in Comptche in Mendocino County in 1996. They acquired land among the Redwood forest and planted Pinot Noir in this remote landscape. The vineyard is just inland from the northern Mendocino County Coast. Clones are Swan, 115, 828 and 667. The vineyard is farmed organically and is not irrigated.
The winemaker is Anthony Filiberti. Production is extremely small (25 cases in 2008 and 50 cases in 2009) and is sold through a mailing list. Some grapes are sold to other wineries including Anthill Farms.
Articles About Comptche Ridge Vineyards
2012 Comptche Ridge Vineyards Mendocino County Pinot Noir
13.2% alc., $47. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. More sap, vibrancy and complexity in this vintage with aromas of dark cherry, spice and cedary oak, and flavors of cherry, raspberry and spice. Lip-smacking and bright with some finishing acid-driven tang and intensity. Score: 89. Reviewed July 19, 2014 ARTICLE »
2011 Comptche Ridge Vineyards Mendocino County Pinot Noir
13.2% alc., $47. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Very shy fruit on the nose with forward aromas of loam, peat and oak. Light and even a bit dilute, with flavors of earth-kissed red cherry and raspberry. Forward with supple tannins and easy drink ability, but not exciting. Score: 87. Reviewed July 19, 2014 ARTICLE »
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