February 17, 2020

2013 Three Sticks Durell Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.55, TA 0.67, 585 cases, $65. Three blocks at Durell Vineyard provide the grapes for this estate wine: The Extension (777), The Terraces (115), and Block R (667). 15% whole cluster, aged 16 months in 100% French oak barrels, 50% new. Winemaker is Don Van Staaveren. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Lovely aromas of black cherry, ollaliberry, and herbal tea. Both fruity and savory on the palate, with a charge of succulent cherry and raspberry fruit flavors accented with a thread of savory dried herbs and mushroom notes. Rather earthy and individualistic, with deft integration of oak, and a savory finish. A terroir driven wine of great interest. Score: 92. Reviewed January 17, 2016

Winery: Three Sticks Wines
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir