February 17, 2020

2016 Three Sticks Durell Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

14.3% alc., pH 3.45, TA 0.63, 675 cases, $55. Released August 14, 2018. Old Wente, Hyde, Mt. Eden and Dijon 76. Aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 33% new. · Moderate golden yellow color in the glass. Complex nose with assorted aromas including lemon, white peach, petrichor, crushed seashells and the slightest matchstick. Lovely, rich flavors of lemon, pineapple and pear with a spryness in the mouth that is appealing. Commendable oak management and balance, with a welcome sleek, satiny texture. Score: 92. Reviewed February 3, 2019

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