February 17, 2020

2013 Three Sticks Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., pH 3.61, TA 0.65, 573 cases, $60. Sourced from a vineyard just north of Sebastopol planted in Goldridge soils. 8 to 26-day fermentation after a 5-day cold soak. 25% whole cluster. Aged 16 months in 100% French oak barrels, 40% new. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Aromas of Bing cherry and cola intensify with swirling. Generous attack of black cherry and strawberry fruit flavors complimented with cola, black tea and spice accents. Nicely integrated oak barrel treatment, balanced tannins, bright acidity and a good finishing kick of lush cherry fruit. Score: 92. Reviewed July 12, 2015

Winery: Three Sticks Wines
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