ANTHILL PINOT DEMUTH '16
ANTHILL FARMS PINOT NOIR, DEMUTH VINEYARD, ANDERSON VALLEY 2016
Antonio Galloni - Vinous
The 2016 Pinot Noir Demuth Vineyard is pretty, but it is also a bit simple, with fewer of the layers that are found in the other wines in the range. Perhaps the recent bottling is suppressing the fruit. We will see. There is good fruit density and depth, the Dumuth is also tightly wound. Two thousand sixteen is the first vintage the Demuth has been farmed by the Kosta Browne team.
NVWE Notes: Complex, elegant, sophisticated and intriguingly Cote de Beaune-like, this is tasty Pinot with potential for significant growth. Generosity, harmony, structure and a lingering, subtly gripping finish are the backdrop for forthcoming aromas and flavors that are a reflection. These include focused fruit tones of red currant, red plum, red cherry, raspberry, blueberry and red rose, all layered with sweet-savory compliments that include sumac berry, pink peppercorn, mulling-spice, sandalwood, mace, leather and mineral notes. A pleasurable dinner-companion already, it should prove even more attractive after two years or so in the cellar. 260 cases produced. Biodynamically farmed.