February 17, 2020

2009 Three Sticks Durell Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.7% alc., pH 3.70, TA 0.63, 253 cases. 10% whole cluster. Clones 667, 115 and 777. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Shy initially, opening with swirling to reveal aromas of spiced dark berries, herbs, and dark rose petals. Striking mid palate presence with a vanguard of black cherry fruit that really coats the mouth and hangs on for a memorable, long finish in which the fruit slips off the back of the palate like a silk sheet. Fine grain tannins add structure and oak is beautifully integrated. A lot to like. Very good (+). Reviewed March 23, 2013

Winery: Three Sticks Wines
From article: Three Sticks Wines: Three Superb Varietals