2021 Anthill Farms ‘Comptche Ridge’ Pinot Noir, Mendocino County – WA96

2021 Anthill Farms ‘Comptche Ridge’ Pinot Noir, Mendocino County – WA96



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. This vineyard is planted primarily to Swan clone.

“Dark ruby with purple hued color. There’s a serious, inviting depth to the intense cherry, sage, wet soil, cinnamon and raw chocolate aromas throughout the nose and mouth of this vintage of Comptche Ridge. Persistent complexity lingers on, remaining focused by the fine structure we often find from this secluded Mendocino Coast site, adding sensual appeal. With air, the aromas and flavors become more detailed, the texture sweeter, giving a delicious sense of the future. Drink now with air and for 12 years. 13.5% ABV.” – Winery

“The 2021 Pinot Noir Comptche Ridge is powerful and expressive, with pure scents of wild berries, lavender, Earl Grey tea leaves and complex undertones of aniseed and iodine. The medium-bodied palate is impressively concentrated, velvety and energetic, and it boasts a very long, highly perfumed finish. Drink 2025-2040.”  96 points, Wine Advocate (Sept 29, 2023)