February 17, 2020

2015 Three Sticks PFV Estate Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.52, TA 0.60, 658 cases, $65. Released February 7, 2017. 29% whole cluster fermentation in open-top fermenters. Aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 60% new. Swan, 115, 667, 777 and “828” clones. Sourced from vineyards owned and farmed by Three Sticks’ owner Bill Price and his farming company Price Family Vineyards. Gap’s Crown, Walala, Dupoint and Durell vineyards make up this blend. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Aromas of blackest cherry, underbrush and new oak lead. Well structured, yet offering a gracious character, with mid weight flavors of black raspberry and purple grape. Nicely composed, with an oak thread in the background and some length and grip on the finish. Score: 91. Reviewed August 6, 2017

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