Compton Family Wines
Hoot & Howl Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 $28

Hoot & Howl Vineyard, located outside of Philomath, Oregon, was one of the few vineyards in the South Willamette area planted to Cabernet in 1987. Matt Compton took over management of it in 2015, and his handiwork is evident in the quality of this full-bodied, rough-edged wine (that’s a good thing in this case!). The Willamette Valley Cab holds up with nice acidity. Perfect for pairing with grilled meats, try this at your next barbecue!

Tasting Note: Impressive body and full flavors. Dark cherries, cocoa, savory notes on a framework of strong but smooth tannins. Succulent, sweet spice in the mid palate and a medium long finish. Comparatively a bargain for what you get.