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Anthill Farms Peugh Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

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Winemaker Notes

This wine is a more louche character than the 2015; upon opening, it quickly uncoils to reveal layers of Asian pear skin, lanolin, and sweetgrass. With air and a little warmth, notes of pungent gooseberry and white pepper emerge, tempered by soft, talcum-like sweetness. The palate opens to reveal waves of cool lemon blossom, wet slate, and a core of precise, refreshing acidity. Drink now through 2025.

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The 2016 Chardonnay Peugh Vineyard is rich, pliant and very nicely textured. These 70 year-old, head-trained vines confer unusual intensity. The apricot, dried pear, chamomile and dried flower notes give the Peugh a distinctly savory quality.
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Anthill Farms is an exciting project that focuses on producing 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. As for winemaking, there are two unchanging goals: 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. These goals require gentle handling from crushing to bottling, judicious use of oak, and, perhaps most importantly, leaving the wine alone as much as possible. “We didn’t know whether the name was really great or really dumb,” admits Anthill Farms Winery partner Webster Marquez. “It came about because we’re all winemakers and people would see us all scrambling around trying to grab the same hose at once; they said it was like watching a bunch of ants.” This trio of ants—Marquez, Anthony Filiberti and David Low—met while working at Sonoma’s Williams Selyem. Says Marquez, “We realized that we have the same approach: using Pinot Noir—the most ‘transparent’ grape in the world—to 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. Now that the company has grown from producing 200 cases in 2004 to 1,800 this year, the trio’s work is becoming ever more demanding. Notes Marquez, “It’s a good thing we’re young and don’t need much sleep.” –Food & Wine Magazine’s “Most Promising New Winery” 2009

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