February 17, 2020

2016 Three Sticks Alana Vineyard Russian River Valley Chardonnay

14.5% alc., pH 3.25, TA 0.73, 110 cases, $75. Alana is an estate 5-acre vineyard nestled amongst the old redwoods of the Green Valley of Russian River Valley. Vineyard planted in 2010 in Goldridge fine sandy loam. Wente clone. Aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 27% new. · Moderate golden yellow color with some spritz initially in the glass. Shy citrus and yellow apple fruit aromas are embellished with notes of caramel and ginger. Weighty, ripe, lemon and pineapple flavors with oak-driven notes of toast and coconut. Expansive in the mouth and slightly viscous in texture, with an assertive sweet-fruited finish that exudes ripeness. Score: 90. Reviewed February 3, 2019

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