Anthill Farms Pinot Noir Baker Ranch 2020
Baker Ranch sits deeper in the Anderson Valley west of the hamlet of Philo, up above the virgin redwood groves of Hendy Woods. The vineyard sits on a mid-elevation east-facing slope on the south side of the valley, on very shallow slate-based soils of the Casabonne-Wohly complex. The soils have a high mineral content and an unusually high pH for California. The vines themselves were planted almost twenty years ago; they are rigorously farmed by the Baker family.
WA93: The 2020 Pinot Noir Baker Ranch Vineyard has a medium ruby color and earthy aromas of dried cranberries and cherries, mushrooms, bark and Angostura bitters. The medium-bodied palate offers loads of bright, alluring fruits, bursts of juicy acidity and gently chewy tannins, finishing long and flavorful.