Anthill Farms, Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast (2017)
Anthill Farms Anthony Filiberti, David Low and Webster Marquez met while working at Sonoma’s famed Williams Selyem winery. In 2004 they set off on their own to produce exceptional Pinot Noir from a broad range of North Coast vineyards. The properties are managed with intensive and meticulous farming practices, with minimal ecological impact. The focus to make wines that express the growing site and the characteristics of the vintage above all else, and to make wines that, simply put, taste good and communicate the way vineyards from cooler areas create distinctive wines. The partners themselves farm many of the small plots where they buy their grapes, and the results of this labor of love are remarkably seductive wines that combine concentration and finesse. The Sonoma Coast 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.
1900 Cases Produced
Pairing suggestions: Fondue, Coq Au Vin, Grilled Lamb, Mushroom Risotto