Anthill Farms Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2016
Anthill aims for this wine to be expressive early on, and the 2016, is no exception. 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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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.