2010 Three Sticks Durell Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.7% alc., pH 3.65, TA 0.70, 282 cases, $65. From 3 blocks, 667, 115 and 777. 15% whole cluster. Aged 14 months in 50% new French oak barrels. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Very shy fruit on the dusty, earthy nose. Juicy plum and dark cherry middleweight flavors clothed in balanced tannins, offering a silky mouth feel and a good cut of acidity on the finish. Still young and needs more time to fully integrate the oak, but the potential is obvious. Very good. Reviewed March 23, 2013

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