Pinot Noir, ‘Sonoma Coast’, Anthill Farms
This appellation is widely described as “sprawling” as it encompasses half or more of the county. Our fruit comes from two of the coolest, most coastal parts of this appellation: the low coast, west of Sebastopol on the edge of the Petaluma Gap; and the high coast, the first or second ridge inland from the ocean farther to the north. These sites are united by the direct influence of the Pacific‘s cool, marine air, delaying ripening well into October.
The nose quivers with warm notes of blood orange, green cardamom, and a hint of roasted mushroom. In contrast to the nose, the palate is a cooler composition of wild forest berry, fir tips, and piney soil. Tangy acidity and a streak of firm tannin bring the wine to a lingering, pleasant conclusion.
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Press & Reviews
Anthill's 2015 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast) is wonderfully aromatic, lifted and nuanced. Dried flowers, mint, and sweet dried cherries give the 2015 its lifted personality. The mid-palate pliancy in the fruit balances some of the more perfumed, ethereal notes that are so prominent. Drink this tasty, appellation-level Pinot over the next handful of years