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Anthill Farms 'Comptche' Pinot Noir 2021
$60.80$45.95
Wine Advocate 96
"The 2021 Pinot Noir Comptche Ridge is powerful and expressive, with pure scents of wild berries, lavender, Earl Grey tea leaves and complex undertones of aniseed and iodine. The medium-bodied palate is impressively concentrated, velvety and energetic, and it boasts a very long, highly perfumed finish. Published: Sep 29, 2023"

The Wine
Practicing Organic
100% Pinot Noir
Swan clones
Comptche Ridge Vineyard (Mendocino County AVA)
Fine sandy-clay Franciscan soils
50% whole clusters
Native yeast ... read more
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Shelf Location — 82d
Size:750mL (wine)
Alcohol by vol:13.5%
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#57322
Location at store:82d
Item Description
Wine Advocate 96
"The 2021 Pinot Noir Comptche Ridge is powerful and expressive, with pure scents of wild berries, lavender, Earl Grey tea leaves and complex undertones of aniseed and iodine. The medium-bodied palate is impressively concentrated, velvety and energetic, and it boasts a very long, highly perfumed finish. Published: Sep 29, 2023"

The Wine
Practicing Organic
100% Pinot Noir
Swan clones
Comptche Ridge Vineyard (Mendocino County AVA)
Fine sandy-clay Franciscan soils
50% whole clusters
Native yeast fermentation
Daily punch downs for 3 weeks
Aged for 15 months in French oak (25% new)
25ppm SO2 and high CO2
13.5% abv

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


Farming Practice:Practicing Biodynamic
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
Anthill Farms Vineyards
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