February 17, 2020

2013 Three Sticks One Sky Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay

14.8% alc., pH 3.62, TA 0.64, 274 cases, $50. Old Wente selection. 23-day fermentation in French oak barrels. 100% malolactic fermentation. Aged 15 months sur lie with batonnage in 100% French oak barrels, 50% new. · Moderately dark golden straw color in the glass. Clean aromas of citrus, pear and white peach with an earthy note. Rich and ripe-fruited, with flavors of lemon, burnt toffee, banana, caramel and honey. Somewhat intriguing but atypical, with an intensely fruity finish that lacks a little verve along with a bit too much oak at play for my taste. That said, there are fans of this style of Chardonnay. Score: 88. Reviewed July 13, 2015

Winery: Three Sticks Wines
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