Grapelive: Wine of the Day December 16, 2016

2014anthillpeters2014 Anthill Farms, Pinot Noir, Peters Vineyard, Sonoma Coast.
Another wonderful and stylish Pinot from Anthill Farms, the latest 2014 Peters Vineyard, is really showing well right now with bright fruit intensity and charm along with mineral tones and vibrant spiciness. This is pure class from the Anthill Farms gang and highlights this cool climate and terroir driven site that is planted to an interesting mix of clones including Pommard and 777, near Sebastopol these 30+ year old vines always ripen late and have a wonderful marine/ocean cool influence. This unfiltered, brilliant ruby Pinot Noir intrigues from the start with a lightly perfumed nose of wilted rose petal, wild fennel and tangy red berries before an entry of vine picked raspberry, vivid cherry, pomegranate and tart plum fruit as well as tea spices, blood orange zest, red peach flesh, saline and dusty stones, finishing with a touch of cedar, cinnamon and dried vanilla. This wine fills out on the satiny palate to a beautiful medium bodied Pinot Noir, seamless and lingering with delicacy, detail and complexity. These 2014’s are sexy wines that look to surpass 2012 and 2013 with time, they just seem and feel so good, it’s hard to imagine that you could do much better, but Anthill Farms always deliver, check out all of these well crafted artisan wines, and without question get this Peters in particular, drink from 2017 to 2026.
($56 Est.) 93+ Points, grapelive