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Anthill Farms, Anderson Valley Pinot NoirMendocino County, California 2019 (750mL)

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Anthill Farms, Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Mendocino County, California 2019 (750mL)

“Given adequate time in bottle, I consider Anthill Farms to be one of the shrewdest investments one can make in the rapidly growing and evolving world of California Pinot Noir.”

This spectacular 2019 release is a barrel selection of four small, cool-climate sites throughout Anderson Valley. And, given Anthill’s devotion to sourcing sustainably farmed fruit and bottling small-batch wines that evolve in breathtaking fashion over time, it has absolutely no business being this affordable. This wine (really, most of their wines) unquestionably exists in the top tier of California Pinot and, by extension, the Western Hemisphere. Therefore, if you enjoy multi-textural Pinot Noirs driven by finesse, perfume, and verve this will blow the doors off the overwhelming majority of the competition. 

Given 30 minutes in a decanter, this delivers a stupendous barrage of perfumes like wild strawberry, black cherry, orange peel, damp earth, huckleberry, oolong tea, and spiced plum. The medium-bodied palate provides a soft, svelte frame that’s propelled by a churning core of ripe berries and baking spice with just a hint of crushed minerals on the finish. It’s elegant, lifted, and absurdly delicious. Enjoy your bottles over the next five years.

  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionMendocino County, California
  • Sub-RegionAnderson Valley
  • SoilLoam & Sandstone
  • FarmingSustainable
  • BlendPinot Noir
  • Alcohol13.3%
  • OakFrench Barrels, 20% New
  • Temp.Serve at 60° F
  • GlasswareBurgundy Stem
  • DrinkingNow-2026
  • Decanting30 Minutes
  • PairingMushroom-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

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