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Anthill Farms 'Campbell' Pinot Noir 2021
Wine Advocate 95
"The 2021 Pinot Noir Campbell Ranch opens with deep tones of pomegranate and rhubarb before releasing notes of fir leaves, garrigue and earth. The light-bodied palate is velvety and seamlessly fresh, with a weightless yet powerfully perfumed core of fruit and a long, floral finish. It really opens up with time in the glass, so give it 2 to 3+ years in bottle or a couple hours in the decanter. Published: Sep 29, ... read more
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Size:750mL (wine)
Alcohol by vol:13.3%
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#55799
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Wine Advocate 95
"The 2021 Pinot Noir Campbell Ranch opens with deep tones of pomegranate and rhubarb before releasing notes of fir leaves, garrigue and earth. The light-bodied palate is velvety and seamlessly fresh, with a weightless yet powerfully perfumed core of fruit and a long, floral finish. It really opens up with time in the glass, so give it 2 to 3+ years in bottle or a couple hours in the decanter. Published: Sep 29, 2023"

Certified Biodynamic

The Wine
This vineyard is located a few miles from the Pacific Ocean, near the tiny town of Annapolis, and is farmed by Steve Campbell. At approximately 750 feet above sea level, it sits right at the boundary of the marine layer, ensuring that the cool, coastal climate delays ripening well beyond the warmer vineyards to the east. The fourteen-year-old vines grow on sandy, low-vigor Goldridge soil, which helps reduce yields to near two tons per acre.

The Estate
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 didnt know whether the name was really great or really dumb, admits Anthill Farms Winery partner Webster Marquez. It came about because were 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 antsMarquez, Anthony Filiberti and David Lowmet while working at Sonomas Williams Selyem. Says Marquez, We realized that we have the same approach: using Pinot Noirthe most transparent grape in the worldto 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 trios work is becoming ever more demanding. Notes Marquez, Its a good thing were young and dont need much sleep. Food & Wine Magazines Most Promising New Winery 2009
About Anthill Farms Vineyards
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

Farming Practice:Practicing Biodynamic
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