February 17, 2020

2015 Three Sticks Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., pH 3.53, TA 0.58, 283 cases, $65. Released February 7, 2017. Grapes sourced from vineyards north of Sebastopol. Clones 777 and “828.” 22% whole cluster fermentation in open- top fermenters. Aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 50% new. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Aromas of Bing cherry, fruit bin and seasoned oak. The core of purple and black berries and black cherry is modest on the attack but satisfying. The wine is giving all it has but is not assertive. There is noticeable oak overlay that occupies the somewhat lengthy finish. Score: 89. Reviewed August 6, 2017

Winery: Three Sticks Wines
From article: California Spring Releases of Pinot Noir to Covet