February 17, 2020

2013 Three Sticks Durell Vineyard Sonoma Valley Chardonnay

14.5% alc., pH 3.51, TA 0.64, 713 cases, $50. Fruit is sourced from two blocks: Old Wente 1 and Rocky Flat (Dijon 76). 100% malolactic fermentation in barrel. Aged 15 months in 100% French oak barrels, 50% new. · Moderate golden yellow color and clear in the glass. Many discoverable nuances in this wine that leads with aromas of poached pear, cut apple, kiwi, warm toffee, roasted nuts and buttery brioche. Discreetly rich flavors of lemon curd, yellow peach syrup, caramel apple and honey lead the way. The wine lacks a bit of acidic verve, but otherwise fulfills its mission. Score: 91. Reviewed January 17, 2016

Winery: Three Sticks Wines
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Chardonnay