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2018 Compton Family Wines Mary’s Peak Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 50 cases, $32. · Light garnet color in the glass. Reaching aromas of dark red cherry reduction, poached plum and forest timber. Light to mid-weight in style but packed with cherry, raspberry and strawberry fruit flavors that engage and expand on the palate. There is a subtle underbelly of oak and dried herbs and some appealing spice shows up on the very long finish. Silky in the mouth and grows in appeal over time in the glass. Flat out great when tasted the following day from a previously opened bottle. Uncompromising and sophisticated and a steal at this price. Score: 94. Reviewed May 30, 2022 ARTICLE »

2017 Compton Alpine Cuvée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., $34. Release planned for 2022. A blend of two dry-farmed vineyards in the Alpine area that is about 20 miles south of Compton winery: Woodhall Vineyard planted in 1976 at Oregon State University and BoVine Vineyard planted in 2008 to Pommard and Wädenswil clones. Basalt, red Jory series soils. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass.The nose exudes red cherry goodness with a side of spice and red rose aroma. Easygoing in a harmonious, mid-weight style, driven by cherry and raspberry fruit flavors with a shadow of oak and a mossy, forestry undertone reflecting its Alpine origins, Focused tannins and a raspberry-themed finish of some length complete the picture. Score: 93. Reviewed November 14, 2021 ARTICLE »

2017 Compton Alpine Cuvée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., $34. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. The nose exudes red cherry goodness with a side of spice and red rose aromas. Easy going in a harmonious, mid-weight style, driven by cherry and raspberry fruit flavors with a shadow of oak and a mossy, forestry undertone reflecting its Alpine origins. Focused tannins and a raspberry-themed finish of some length complete the picture. Reviewed November 14, 2021. Score: 93. Reviewed May 30, 2022 ARTICLE »

2017 Compton Family Wines Mary's Peak Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $34. Released March 2021. This dry-farmed vineyard consists of 2.1 acres of own-rooted Wädenswil Pinot Noir planted between 1977 and 1980. · Light garnet color in the glass. Aromas of cherry juice, balsam and earthy flora draw you in. Graceful, silky and cohesive, offering flavors of red cherry, raspberry, and spice. This wine has gentle power that packs more punch than the light color and demure composure would suggest. The gossamer tannins provide enough support and the finish has persistence without weight. Inviting old vine Pinot Noir patina. Score: 93. Reviewed May 30, 2022 ARTICLE »

2017 Compton Llewellyn Cuvée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., $34. Release planned for 2022. A blend of three vineyards located about 1-2 miles from each other: Compton Family Farms Vineyard, planted in 1998, Hoot & Howl Vineyard planted in 1986, and Mary’s Peak Vineyard planted in 1977. Sedimentary soils. · Light garnet color in the glass. Wonderfully perfumed with scents of red cherry, cranberry, strawberry and spice cabinet. Juicy and bright in a middleweight style featuring plenty of unctuous red fruit flavors annotated wih spice and framed by suede tannins. Score: 93. Reviewed November 14, 2021 ARTICLE »

2017 Compton Mary’s Peak Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $34. Released March 2021. This dryfarmed vineyard consists of 2.1 acres of Pinot Noir planted between 1977 and 1980 to the Wädenswil clone. Alluvial, sedimentary loam soil. · Light garnet color in the glass. Aromas of cherry juice, balsam and earthy flora draw you in. Graceful, silky and cohesive, offering flavors of red cherry, raspberry and spice. Gentle power that packs more punch than the light color and demure composure would suggest. The gossamer tannins provide enough support and the finish has persistence without weight. There is something about Pinot Noir old vine patina that grabs at your soul. Score: 93. Reviewed November 14, 2021 ARTICLE »

2016 Compton Alpine Cuvée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., pH 3.59, TA 0.60, 401 cases, $38, screw cap. Sourced from multiple vineyards and includes Pommard, Wädenswil, 777 and 667 clones. from the Monroe, Oregon area. Soils are Basalt and Red Jory series volcanic soils that typical show redder fruit aromas and flavors and elegant tannins. Aged 18 months in French oak barrels. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Assertive aromas of cherry, spice, fertile earth and rock quarry. Welcome charge of juicy black cherry fruit framed by modest tannins and a touch of toasty oak. Satiny in mouthfeel, with a pleasingly luscious cherry finish. Score: 93. Reviewed February 2, 2019 ARTICLE »

2016 Compton Llewellyn Cuvée Old Vine Series Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., pH 3.53, TA 0.62, 223 cases, $38. Sourced from multiple vineyards averaging 35 years of age and all dry-farmed located in the southern coastal foothills of the Willamette Valley. Clones are mostly Pommard, Wädenswil and Dijon 115 planted in marine alluvial and sedimentary soils that typically show darker fruits, earth tones and heavier and chewier tannins.. Aged 18 months in French oak barrels. · Moderately light ruby red color in the glass. Subdued, but pleasant aromas of cherry, spice cake and fertile earth. Exuberant cherry dominates the fruit profile in a middleweight style with gracious tannins, cohesive acidity, and a cherry-drenched finish. Score: 92. Reviewed February 2, 2019 ARTICLE »

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