Anthill Farms Winery

Anthony, David and Web first crossed paths whilst working at Williams-Selyem as cellar rats in 2003. From this friendship Anthill Farms was born and in 2004 eight and a half barrels were made. Success was virtually instantaneous with Allen Meadows (Burghound) giving the 2005 Abbey-Harris 95 points and a stunning review. One element that hasn’t changed since that time is the emphasis on vineyard sites and the successful triumvirate prefer to keep their influence out of the limelight. Their aim as winemakers is a minimalist approach to allow the vineyards to express themselves. If there has been a change in recent years then perhaps it is that the wines have a little more stuffing to them. They remain delicate creatures but there is a feeling that they have filled out in style over the past five years. The grapes for the Sonoma Coast wine come from two of the coolest, most coastal parts of the appellation, one to the west of Sebastopol on the edge of the Petaluma Gap and the other further north on the first and second ridge in from the ocean. Tina Marie lies in the heart of the Green Valley appellation. The small yields come from the dense planting by vineyard owner Ron Black. Campbell Ranch is just a few miles from the Pacific, lying at 750 feet and is farmed by Steve Campbell. It is a cool, edgy, late ripening site. `Anthill Farms is on a roll. Anthony Filiberti seems to have the magic touch when it comes to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, as these new (2013) releases are brilliant.` Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2015

Winemaker: Anthony Filiberti, David Low, W.Marquez

Parcels:
Abbey-Harris
Campbell Ranch
Comptche Ridge
DemuthPeter’s

Website: www.anthillfarms.com

Wines

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    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.

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    This appellation is widely described as `sprawling` as it encompasses half or more of the county. Anthill Farm`s fruit comes from two of the coolest, most coastal parts of this appellation.The low coast, west of Sebastopol on the edge of the Petaluma Gap; and the high coast, the first or second ridge inland from the ocean farther to the north. These sites are united by the direct influence of the Pacific‘s cool, marine air, delaying ripening well into October. The 2013 is one of the most precise Sonoma Coast wines Anthill Farms have made to date: detailed aromas of fresh-cut cranberry mix with satsuma rind and cracked fennel seed. The palate is warm and inviting, with waves of gentle, liquid tannin spilling over the tongue, all leading to a long, gauzy finish. This wine is quite approachable on release, but three or four years of aging will be very rewarding.

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