February 17, 2020

2017 Three Sticks Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.46, TA 0.63, 378 cases, $65. Released February 20, 2019. Sourced from two estate vineyards located in Green Valley: Alana Vineyard and William James Vineyard. Pommard, 943, Swan and Calera clones. 28% whole cluster. Aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 46% new. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Bing cherry, fertile earth and vanillin aromas find traction soon after opening. Mid weight flavors of cherry and dark raspberry are framed by gracious toasty oak. The finish is expansive and appealing, but the wine loses some appeal over time in the glass. Score: 89. Reviewed April 16, 2019

Winery: Three Sticks Wines
From article: Recently Tasted California Wines