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Anthill Farms 'Peters' Syrah 2019
The Wine
Randy Peters farms this vineyard outside of Sebastopol in western Sonoma County. The southern slopes of these hills form the northern edge of the Petaluma Gap, which rushes cool, marine air from the Pacific Ocean inland. These Syrah and interplanted Viognier vines, which Randy put in for us just a few years ago, occupy less than an acre at the lowest edge of this cool, foggy vineyard. The entire block produced just above three  ... read more
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Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork
Item ID: #43849
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The Wine
Randy Peters farms this vineyard outside of Sebastopol in western Sonoma County. The southern slopes of these hills form the northern edge of the Petaluma Gap, which rushes cool, marine air from the Pacific Ocean inland. These Syrah and interplanted Viognier vines, which Randy put in for us just a few years ago, occupy less than an acre at the lowest edge of this cool, foggy vineyard. The entire block produced just above three tons of fruit.

The 2017 Syrah Peters Vineyard presents a set of fascinating contrasts to the Campbell Ranch Syrah. Intense, pungent Syrah aromatics announce a wine of pedigree and class. Lavender, blueberry, black pepper and dark spice all resonate in the glass. Deep and layered in feel, the Peters is both intensely perfumed and also rich in fruit, as so many of the best Syrahs are in 2017. Savory, deep and bursting with energy, the Peters Syrah is a wonderfully complete wine from Anthill Farms. Antonio Galloni 95+ Points Vinous

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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