Blind Tasting Winner: Comptche Ridge Pinot Noir!

Comptche Ridge winery is owned by the Weir Brothers (as in Weir vineyard, source for some amazing Pinots such as Drew, William Selyem, Spell, etc.).  Comptche has also been the foundation for some other stunning Pinots like Anthill, etc.

My tasting group was excited to add some Pinots into the mix.  This week’s lineup included:

  • Anthill “Campbell Ranch” (94 RP)
  • Anthill “Tina Marie” (93 RP)
  • Rochioli “West Block (94 RP)
  • Clos Pepe (93 RP)
  • Comte de Vogue (95 RP)
  • Brickhouse “Evelyn (93 RP)
  • Capiaux Pisoni (93 RP)
  • Brewer Clifton Mt Carmel (93 RP)
  • Aubert UVSL (95 RP)
  • Alexana (94 WS)
  • DuMOL “Aidan” (94 RP)
  • Donum (95 WS)
  • Peter Michael “Clos du Ciel” (95 WS)
  • Martinelli “Three Corner” (96 WS)
  • Comptche Ridge (96 GGWC)


received 10 first, 2 second and 3 third place votes, votes beating out a pack of other amazing Pinot Noirs. Anthill Campbell received 3 first, 7 second and 2 third place votes, while Clos Pepe received 2 first, 4 second, and 7 third place votes.

Comptche Ridge 2010 Pinot Noir, Estate Mendocino
Retail 56.00 – GGWC 52.99 – FREE SHIPPING on SIX or more
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The year’s wine exhibits cool, deeply-pitched aromas, showing red berry, orange peel, and hints of minerality that emerge with air. Year after year, extremely low yields create a beautiful lushness to this cool-climate wine. This full-bodied, smooth and rich Pinot Noir has long and penetrating flavors of creamy red plum and red cherry flavors on a delicate, almost crystalline frame. The finish is flavorful and long with silky tannins. 13.5% alcohol.

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