February 17, 2020

2016 Three Sticks Cuvée Eva Marie Sonoma Mountain Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.56, TA 0.60, 220 cases, $90. Released August 14, 2018.One Sky Vineyard is an estate vineyard planted, owned and farmed by Price Family Vineyards & Estates. 1,400 feet elevation. Soils are Goulding cobbly clay loam with excellent drainage. Mix of heritage and Dijon clones including Calera selection, Swan selection, Dijon 943, 777 and 115. 21% whole cluster. Aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 57% new. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. The nose is oak-dominated with added aromas of black cherry and black raspberry. Mid weight plus in style, with a charming core of dark red and black cherry fruit flavors with lavish oak in the background. The most elegantly styled of the 2016 Three Sticks Pinots, but the one with the most appealing energy. Score: 92. Reviewed February 3, 2019

Winery: Three Sticks Wines
From article: Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir and Chardonnay