Anthill Farms 2014 Pinot Noir
The 2014 Pinot Noir Comptche Ridge Vineyard is the most expressive of these wines, as it so often is. Freshly cut rose petals, mint, white pepper and sweet red berries are all woven together in a delicate, exquisite wine graced with superb finesse. The 2014 literally floats on the palate, with lovely aromatic presence and fabulous balance. The clonal mix is two-thirds Swan and one-third Pommard. The Comptche Ridge is a signature wine for Anthill Farms.
This remote vineyard is located in a small natural clearing above the town of Comptche, just inland from the northern Mendocino County coast. Owned and managed by the Weir family, Comptche Ridge is dry-farmed on a complex mix of fine sandy-clayey Franciscan soils, and is ringed completely by high redwoods and Douglas-fir.