February 17, 2020

2016 Three Sticks “Origin” Durell Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

14.4% alc., pH 3.55, TA 0.588, 302 cases, $50. Released February 6, 2018. Fermented in concrete eggs for 25 days, inhibited malolactic fermentation. Aged 11 months in concrete eggs (54%) and stainless steel (46%). · Moderately light golden yellow color in the glass. Nicely perfumed with aromas of lemon creme pie, white peach, yellow apple, and a hint of straw. Crisp and bright on the palate with vivacious flavors of lemon, grapefruit, white peach and pear. Chardonnay that is completely unplugged with no oak infusion. Cleansing instead of creamy in mouthfeel, with deft integration of acidity, plenty of vim and vigor, and a spirited finish. Score: 94. Reviewed April 15, 2018

Winery: Three Sticks Wines
From article: Recent Sips of California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay