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2017 Three Sticks Durell Vineyard Pinot Noir

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June 2, 2024 - $41



94Jeb Dunnuck

... Bing cherries, blackberries, forest floor, smoked earth, and hints of violets all emerge the glass and it’s medium-bodied, has a great core of sweet fruit, integrated oak, and outstanding length...darker, earthier...beautiful purity...brilliant wine...

93+ The Wine Advocate

...tarry/rubbery reduction that gives way to fresh cranberries, Bing cherries, blood orange, violet and underbrush with other accenting aromas quickly tumbling from the glass: crushed strawberries, sweet spices, Rooibos tea...medium weight and grainy frame supported by loads of fruit in the mouth and well-woven freshness on the very long, spiced finish.

93James Suckling

Complex nose with plenty of spicy and toasty oak on offer with a rich core of brambly red and dark cherries. The palate has a sweet-spice and fleshy feel with a concentrated and fresh delivery of ripe red cherries and berries. Smooth and supple. Lots to like here.

93Wine Enthusiast

Deliciously balanced and flavorful, this coastal-influenced red from estate-grown grapes delivers rich, elegant red fruit, dried herb and a touch of flint. The oak is well integrated and adds warmth and breadth across the palate, finishing on accents of cardamom and black tea.

92Wine Spectator

Roasted fig, dark cherry and plum tart flavors are well-structured and filled with exotic spicy notes in this voluptuous style. Chocolate and cappuccino accents show on the rich finish.


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.


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.


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.