A wine of total sensuality, the 2017 Pinot Noir Campbell Ranch brings together many of the elements that make the Anthill Farms Pinots so compelling. Sweet, pliant and enveloping, with lovely aromatic top notes, the Campbell Ranch has so much to offer. Pomegranate, blood orange, mint and rosewater give the 2017 a slightly exotic flair. There is so much to look forward to.
This vineyard is located a few miles from the Pacific Ocean, near the tiny town of Annapolis, and is farmed by Steve Campbell. At approximately 750 feet above sea level, it sits right at the boundary of the marine layer, ensuring that the cool, coastal climate delays ripening well beyond the warmer vineyards to the east. The two-decade-old vines grow on sandy, low-vigor Goldridge soil, which helps reduce yields to near two tons per acre.