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2019 Three Sticks Durell Vineyard Chardonnay, 1.5ltr

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April 28, 2024 - $66

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RATINGS

96Wine Enthusiast

...lushness on the palate is complemented by crisp, focused acidity and integrated flavors of lemon, apple and tangerine, with a touch of toasted oak and baking spice adding to the cohesive whole.

94Wine Spectator

A savory and powerfully taut style, with concentrated dried sage and tarragon accents to a vibrant mix of apple and glazed pear flavors, which are supported by firm acidity. Delivers light buttery accents on the fresh finish.

90The Wine Advocate

...pretty aromas of baked quince, baker's yeast, hazelnuts and floral perfume...palate is open and approachable with bright, fresh fruits, restrained leesy accents and a long, nutty finish.

90Jeb Dunnuck

...savory, with notes of salted lime, melon rind, and a hint of oak that transition to the palate, with the addition of a lightly bitter almond note on the finish. It has medium body and a chalky granular texture.

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

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.