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2016 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

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Appellation: Sonoma Coast AVA

By: Anthill Farms Winery

In: Healdsburg, CA

750mL / 13.6% ABV

Winestyr Review

This Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast AVA is packed with juicy cherry and raspberry flavors, but has layers of tobacco, spice, and minerality that make it a true stunner. As delicious as it is complex, the fruit that went into this wine was sourced from two vineyards on the extreme Sonoma Coast which get daily fog and remain cool through the growing season, resulting in brightness, depth, and balance. This is a stellar Pinot Noir that's drinking beautifully in its youth, but has the structure to develop in the cellar for 7+ years. 2,100 cases produced. 92pts from Antonio Galloni.

What We Love

  • Bright, deep, and balanced
  • Drinking beautifully in its youth, but will continue to develop in the cellar
  • Critically acclaimed

This is a tremendous Pinot Noir for the price and represents the exceptional potential of Pinot Noir on the true Sonoma Coast.


Anthill Farms Winery makes small quantities of terroir-driven Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Chardonnay from some of the best vineyards in the North Coast of California.


Anthill Farms got its start when Webster Marquez, Anthony Filiberti, and David Low crossed paths while working at Williams-Selyem in 2003. After a few years as cellar rats in California, Oregon, and Virginia, they started Anthill Farms in 2004, making eight-and-a-half barrels of wine in their first year. Today, they make eight single-vineyard Pinots and two appellation wines every year; depending on the vintage, they may also produce two or three Syrahs and a Chardonnay. Their terroir-driven wines have received wide critical acclaim and, as such, outside of their mailing list, only a small amount of wine is released every year to top echelon restaurants and wine shops.

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Customer Reviews

  • Didn't enjoy this

    Verified Purchase

    Tasted corked - flat, thin. I don't know if it's not as good young, but this is one of my least favorite Winestyr wines.