February 17, 2020

2015 Three Sticks Gap’s Crown Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

14.4% alc., pH 3.38, TA 0.61, 145 cases, $55. Released August 17, 2017. Dijon clones 76 and 124. Barrel fermented, 100% malolactic fermentation, aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 40% new. · Moderately light golden yellow color in the glass. Terrific perfume of lemon peel, cut green apple, ocean air, flint and the slightest barrel note. A spirited wine with serious extract of lemon, pineapple and green apple in step with bracing acidity resulting in welcome congeniality. The vivid fruit flavors are accented with subtle tastes of caramel and vanilla creme. This wine offers both redeeming features of great Chardonnay: a mineral-inflected, acid-driven character and a deep well of fruit. Score: 96. Reviewed January 6, 2018

Winery: Three Sticks Wines
From article: Chardonnay: No Wonder that it is the Most Popular White Varietal