93 points Vinous
Anthill's 2013 Pinot Noir Campbell Ranch Vineyard is pungent and bold, with expressive savory aromatics, layered fruit and fabulous overall balance. This is one of the darker, more brooding wines in the range. Crushed flowers, mint, raspberries and pine are laced into the textured, super-expressive finish. Readers will have to give the 2013 a bit of time in bottle for the firm, incisive tannins to soften after which the wine should be absolutely fabulous. There is a lot to look forward to in the Campbell Ranch. 93+ (AG) (1/2015)
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.