Anthill Farms Peters Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
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The Anthill Farms team consistently makes some of their top wines from Peters Vineyard, a site in the hills west of Sebastopol. On the northern edge of the Petaluma Gap, the vines are typically blanketed in fog, though in 2017, the heat of late summer led the Anthill Team to pick early. They produced a wine with violet perfume and detailed, soil-inflected tannins, still coastal in its lasting sense of freshness. Young and tight, this needs bottle age to show its best
A vast appellation covering Sonoma County’s Pacific coastline, the Sonoma Coast AVA runs all the way from the Mendocino County border, south to the San Pablo Bay. The region can actually be divided into two sections—the actual coastal vineyards, marked by marine soils, cool temperatures and saline ocean breezes—and the warmer, drier vineyards further inland, which are still heavily influenced by the Pacific but not quite with same intensity.
Contained within the appellation are the much smaller Fort Ross-Seaview and Petaluma Gap AVAs.