2013 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
With this Pinot, Anthill Farms look to create a food-friendly, nuanced wine that represents the unique character of the Anderson Valley. Somewhat remote from most of Northern California’s wine-growing districts, this valley shelters a surprisingly harmonious blend of the wild and the civilized. in one vista, one can see sheep ranches, redwood groves, apple orchards, and impenetrable oak scrub.
` Crunchy red cherry fruit with a lovely herbal freshness to it. Really tasty cranberry character on the finish. Complex without being showy, and the fruit clarity is really attractive. ` - 17.5 points, Richard Hemming MW - www.jancisrobinson.com
`For anyone who thought that California could only do big Pinot Noir, here is a wine to restore your faith in the elegant side, expressive in its bright, floral, raspberry-scented aroma, gently tinged with herb, and full of succulently textured, nicely rounded mulberry fruit with the requisite cool climate bite for freshness and balance. Goes with: Chicken, Duck and mild game, Lamb, Red meat and dark game.` 91 points, The Wine Gang, May 2017
"From the relative wilderness of the northerly Anderson Valley, this shows tart redcurrant and Morello cherry with a lovely marzipan edge on the nose. Concentrated, bright fruit is almost iridescent on the palate, with shimmering nuances of freshness and an edge of brooding elderberry anchored in a fine gauze of tannin. This is both punchy and elegant. Drinking Window 2020 - 2030" 93 points, Anne Krebiehl MW, Decanter