2016 Three Sticks PFV Estate Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.51, TA 0.61, 865 cases, $65. Released February 6, 2018. Sourced from vineyards owned and farmed by Three Sticks owner, Bill Price, and include Gap’s Crown Vineyard, Walala Vineyard, Dupont Vineyard and Durell Vineyard. Open-top bin fermentation, 24% whole cluster, aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 60% new. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Aromas of dark strawberry and cherry with an imprint of oak. Mid weight flavors of strawberry, cherry, rhubarb and spice have good lift and freshness. Immersed tannins with a noticeable acidic verve, finishing long with a tart cherry theme. Hopefully, this wine will shed some of its oak overlay with more time in bottle. Score: 92. Reviewed April 15, 2018

Winery: Three Sticks Wines
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