February 17, 2020

2016 Three Sticks Gap’s Crown Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

14.5% alc., pH 3.37, TA 0.65, 315 cases, $55. Clones 76 and 124. Fermented and aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 26% new. 100% malolactic fermentation. · Moderately light golden yellow color in the glass. Aromas of lemon, pineapple and pear arrive slowly over time in the glass. Creamy in the mouth, with a gentle soul, offering expressive flavors of lemon-lime, Asian pear, baking spices, caramel and crème brûlée. Nicely composed and easygoing with some finishing persistence. Score: 92. Reviewed April 14, 2018

Winery: Three Sticks Wines
From article: Gap’s Crown: Cool Climate Grape Nirvana