Wine Review – 2006 Anthill Farms Tina Marie Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, California

Winery: Anthill Farms Wineryanthilltinamariepinotfront

Bottling: 2006 Tina Marie Vineyard Pinot Noir

Region: California

Sub-Region: Russian River Valley, California

Estimated Retail Price: $39

Purchase Details: Purchased directly from the winery via their website for $39 + shipping

Tasting Notes: Up till now, we’ve drunk three different Anthill Farms wines; one syrah and two pinot noirs.  It was interesting because they all shared the same drinking qualities.  All the wines had smooth and soft tannins, but very tight and compact fruit that wasn’t quite developed yet.  The wines it seems, were crafted to be able to be drunk young, but also be put away in the cellar for the long haul if you wanted to.

This particular bottling from the Tina Marie Vineyard in the Russian River Valley had the same end result, but a different and reversed set of qualities than the previous Anthill wines we’ve consumed.  The tannins were taut and firm and the fruit was much more apparent than the other bottlings.

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