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Anthill Farms Biodynamic, Sustainable Pinot Noir 750 mL

SKU: 944 | 750 mL | 73 Items in stock


Winemakers Note

Bright ruby-red. White pepper-accented red fruits on the nose, with a sexy floral nuance adding complexity. Lively raspberry and bitter cherry flavors gain sweetness with air and are sharpened by a bitter blood orange quality. Shows strong...

Unit Size

750 mL

Variety

Pinot Noir is full-bodied and rich, yet not heavy, red wine with a soft, velvety taste. Its aroma is often ripe-grape or black cherry, accented by a pronounced spiciness.


Country

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Region

California produces 90% of all the wine made in the United States. The original wine trade was founded by Franciscan missionaries who grew vines to produce wine for mass. Grapes are grown from Mendocino in the north all the way south to Temecula. There are six leading grape varietals in state including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Unlike many cooler climate wines of the Old World, California wines are drenched with sun allowing them to fully ripen. Where cooler European wines can be described as having precision and grip, California wines are generally plump, full and fruity. region map

Sub-Regions

Sonoma County encompasses three smaller viticultural areas including Sonoma Valley, Northern Sonoma and Sonoma Coast. Sonoma Valley mirrors Napa Valley and benefits from the same cooling mechanism provided by San Pablo Bay in the south. Northern Sonoma encompasses the Russian River Valley and the Alexander Valley. Sonoma Coast is the largest of the three regions and reaches from the coast all the way down to San Pablo Bay. Cabernet Sauvignon is the dominant red varietal with lesser amounts of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Zinfandel. In the cooler southern end of Sonoma County there is a focus on Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Additionally, there is an emerging interest in experimenting with the Rhone varietals of Syrah and Viognier by ambitious winemakers referred to as the "Rhone Rangers." sub region map
The hottest new region in the county is, in fact, its coolest. On the coast close to the Pacific, with more than twice the annual rainfall of its inland neighbors, can still be warm enough to ripen wine grapes to their fullest flavor potential. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay shine, along with cool-climate Syrah. sub region map

Designation

Biodynamic, Sustainable