The 10 acre Thompson Vineyard is located on a 700 acre Century farm homestead in base of the coastal hills of Junction City, Oregon. The 2015 Pinot Noir Rosé came from the top 5 acres of the vineyard which were planted in 2012. The clone type for the five acres consist of Mariafeld, Pommard and 667 Pinot Noir.
The soil composition is a mix of belpine soil series and a Jory soil series.
80% of the Pinot Noir was whole cluster pressed to eliminate skin contact. 20% of the fruit was crushed with overnight skin contact then pressed. This small amount of skin contact extracts a small amount of color and tannin from the grapes. The wine was fermented in stainless steel tank under temperature control to retain fruit flavor.