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2015 Anthill Farms Baker Ranch Pinot Noir

ITEM 8577292 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

Bidder Amount Total
$35
Item Sold Amount Date
I8664448 1 $24 Jan 22, 2023
I8656517 1 $23 Jan 22, 2023
I8552672 1 $35 Dec 4, 2022
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RATINGS

90Vinous / IWC

...soft, delicate and understated. Sweet floral and red-toned fruit notes...

PRODUCER

Anthill Farms

Anthill Farms in Healdsburg, California, was started by three young winemakers who met when they worked together at Williams Selyem. Anthony Filiberti, David Low and Webster Marquez decided to make their own single-vineyard Pinot Noirs, and their debut release was in 2004. They quickly gained a cult following at famous restaurants in the Bay Area, and Anthill now produces 1,500 cases a year. Though Anthill is best known for Pinot Noir, it also makes a Syrah.

REGION

United States, California, North Coast, Mendocino County, Anderson Valley

Mendocino AVA was established in 1984 and amended in 1989. It includes numerous sub-appellations. Mendocino AVA is entirely within Mendocino County, and the AVA is known for its Mediterranean climate. Vintners successfully grow Carignan, Charbono, Grenache, Zinfandel, Petit Sirah and Syrah. In cooler parts of the region Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are also grown. Mendocino County is home to nearly 600 vineyards, and many have been certified organic for decades, thanks to the region’s famous “green and sustainable” approach to agriculture and nearly everything else. Mendocino was named for 16th century explorers, a pair of brothers whose last name was Mendoza. Winemaking, however, didn’t start until the 19th century when some would-be gold miners decided it was more profitable to make wine than to pan for gold. Italian immigrants in the late 19th century continued to establish winemaking ventures.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.