February 17, 2020

2015 Three Sticks Cuvée Eva Marie Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.45, TA 0.62, 112 cases, $90. Inaugural release. One Sky Vineyard is located high atop Sonoma Mountain and is a new jewel in the crown for Three Sticks. At 1,400 feet elevation, growing grapes here can be a challenge. A mix of heritage and Dijon clones planted strategically in Goulding cobble clay loam that provides excellent drainage. 25% whole cluster, open-top fermentation, aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 57% new. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Captivating aromas of blackberry, sage, earth and mulch. The wine captures the heart with a dreamy texture that is pure silk. Vibrant flavors of purple and black fruits with the right touch of spice and oak compliment. The wine wows the senses with appeal, finishing long and charitable. My notes say, “Wow!” Score: 95. Reviewed January 6, 2018

Winery: Three Sticks Wines
From article: A Bounty of Ravishing California Pinot Noir Greets the New Year