2013 Three Sticks Origin Durell Vineyard Sonoma Valley Chardonnay

14.5% alc., pH 3.66, 409 cases, $48. 28-day fermentation in concrete egg. Malolactic fermentation prohibited. Aged in stainless steel barrels for 12 months. · Moderate golden yellow color with a hint of copper in the glass. Complex array of scents including grilled lemon and pineapple, pear and honey. Bright flavors of grilled citrus, melon and pear in a rich, ripe, and intensely fruity style that is not bashful. A good cut of acidity on the finish counters the fruit load. Some will embrace the exuberance but I find it somewhat flaunting. Score: 88. Reviewed July 13, 2015

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