Anthill Farms Comptche Ridge Pinot Noir 2018
|Region||California, North Coast, Mendocino|
Another stellar wine in this range, the 2018 Pinot Noir Comptche Ridge is fabulous. In this vintage, the Comptche Ridge is a bit richer and deeper than it has been, while avoiding some of the austerity this wine can show. Beguiling in its aromatics and finely sculpted, the 2018 is marvelously complex. There is plenty of tannin, and the acids are bright (as they are for all these wines), but the 2018 is deep and so multi-faceted. It will appeal most to readers who enjoy taut, structured reds.
Very ripe and earthy, this big but relaxed wine overflows with black-cherry and cooked cherry flavors that are accented by rhubarb and tobacco nuances. Moderate tannins give the palate some heft. It's a fun trip down the path less traveled.