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2016 Three Sticks PFV Estate Pinot Noir

ITEM 8070876 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $45
Item Sold Amount Date
I8229480 1 $45 May 15, 2022
I8162530 1 $40 Apr 3, 2022
I8153808 1 $40 Mar 27, 2022
I8146570 1 $40 Mar 20, 2022
I8131809 1 $40 Mar 6, 2022
I8103586 4 $45 Jan 30, 2022
I8097559 1 $45 Jan 23, 2022
I8047627 1 $45 Dec 26, 2021
I8012715 4 $45 Nov 28, 2021
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RATINGS

91Wine Enthusiast

...herbal and smoky, velvety thick and soft, with an underlying persistence of cardamom, clove, orange and dark cherry. The full-bodied concentration supports polished tannins and a density of fruit.

90Wine Spectator

Very complete, if tannic, this offers complex flavors of smoke, dried berry, anise and sage, with tannins laced with gravelly earth notes.

PRODUCER

Three Sticks

Three Sticks is named for the Roman numeral three, and it is a reference to the name of the founder, Bill Price III. Price had a career in private equity which eventually led him and business partners to invest in California wine estates. Price also started buying prime vineyards in the region and in 2007 left his career in investment to devote himself full time to wine ventures. Three Sticks was launched in 2002. Based in an historic, 19th-century adobe home in downtown Sonoma, Three Sticks owns vineyards in the Sonoma Coast, Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma Valley, Russian River Valley and Carneros appellations. Bob Cabral became Three Sticks winemaker in 2015 after a celebrated career making wines at numerous Sonoma County estates, including William Selyem. In 2011 Wine Enthusiast named him Winemaker of the Year after being awarded the journal’s first 100 pt North American Pinot Noir. Three Sticks produces Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Sonoma Coast

Sonoma Coast AVA runs from San Pablo Bay in the south to Mendocino County in the north. It includes 7,000 vineyard acres and earned AVA status in 1987. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean means it gets double the rainfall of nearby inland appellations and the ocean gives the appellation a relatively cool climate. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir can thrive in these conditions, and there are numerous producers making critically acclaimed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.