Compton Wine Club Selections
Pinot Gris, 2022
Matt Compton has outdone himself with the 2022 vintage of Compton Pinot Gris. Willamette Valley, dry farmed grapes from Compton Family Farms, Newton Creek Vineyard, Hoot & Howl Vineyard and Mary’s Peak Vineyard were whole cluster pressed and fermented in both stainless steel and concrete egg tanks before blending and bottling. The blending of these two ferments yields a gris with bright fruit flavors and balanced acidity and a beautiful pale blush hue. Rave reviews from customers and staff alike!
Rosé of Pinot Noir, 2021
Rosé feels right for spring weather! We intentionally harvest Pinot Noir earlier to make our Rosé. Half of the fruit is whole cluster pressed and the other half is soaked on the skins overnight then blended and fermented in stainless steel. This vintage offers hints of fresh strawberries, depicted in the charming wildflower bouquet on the label.
BoVine Pinot Noir, 2021
Matt Compton planted BoVine Vineyard with Pommard and Wadenswil clones of Pinot Noir in Alpine, Oregon in 2008. The land was formerly cow pasture, and we appreciate their bovine contributions to the soil. BoVine Pinot Noir is aged for 10 months in French Oak before blending and bottling. Drink now or hold in the cellar for later.
Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, 2017 – 91 Rating Wine Enthusiast and Editors Choice
We love sharing library wines with our club members! Our 2017 Garden Series Pinot Noir was highly rated at release and has aged into an even more layered and delightful wine.
Old Vine Series
Alpine Cuvée Pinot Noir, 2016 – 93 Rating – Prince of Pinot, 91 Rating Wine Enthusiast
We want to make sure all of our club members get to enjoy the last of this outstanding vintage. A blend of old-vine pinot noir from two dry-farmed vineyards in Alpine, Oregon: Woodhall III Vineyard, planted in 1976, and Bovine Vineyard, planted in 2008. Soils are Basalt and Red Jory series volcanic soils that typically show redder fruit aromas and flavors and elegant tannins. Alpine Cuvée Pinot Noir is aged 18 months in French oak barrels before blending and bottling.