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Three Sticks Durell Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

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750ML / 14.3% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

The Durell Vineyard Chardonnay is always one of the most anticipated harvests of the season. The winery sources from 4 different blocks from various parts of the Durell property and each of them bring different aspects to the resulting wines in the glass. Some Wente from the sandier soils up in the higher and oldest part of the vineyard creates immense depth and concentration. The Mt. Eden clone from a block with heavier soils provides some lighter, more citrusy elements while the Dijon clone from the cobblestone soils down lower on the property bring minerality and slate to the picture. Together, these elements create a nuanced and elegant wine that offers the perfect balance of each of these blocks.

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WE 95
Wine Enthusiast
From the producer’s estate vineyard, this wine offers flavors of white flowers, Meyer lemon, melon and mineral that mingle effortlessly on the medium-bodied palate. Beautifully layered and balanced, it lingers in tones of nutmeg, crushed rock and lemongrass
D 95
Terrific complexity and elegance with dominant notes of fresh apple, oyster shell, hazelnut, peach and a touch of wood smoke. Full bodied yet with impressive freshness and a stunning long finish.
CG 91
Connoisseurs' Guide

Recalling green apples and key limes in its deep, but youthfully constrained aromas and similarly still a bit tight, if very deep, in flavor with gleanings of certain complexity to come, this is yet another 2016 Chardonnay from Three Sticks that, despite its vitality, its tasteful, wonderfully well-integrated oak and great fruity continuity, is a wine that absolutely begs for age. Its stars are aligned in a way that guarantees a lovely and lengthy future, but pouring it before another few years have passed will be to miss out on its very best.

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Three Sticks Wines is a boutique, family-owned winery led by veteran winemaker Bob Cabral. Cabral's commitment to crafting small-lot, artisanal wines from exceptional Sonoma Coast vineyards, including Durell Vineyard, Gap's Crown Vineyard and Walala Vineyard, drives the winery's focus of creating site specific wines. Founded in 2002, the winery is named for owner William S. Price III's surfing nickname, "Billy Three Sticks," assigned to him in his youth as reference to the Roman numeral that follows his name. Three Sticks has a down to earth approach to growing and winemaking, they believe in table fellowship as the power of wine to bring people together.

Bill and Eva Price are lovers of Sonoma’s grapes and rich history. The Vallejo-Castenada Adobe (built in 1842) was built by Captain Salvador Vallejo, brother of General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, the Commandante Generale of the northern territory of Mexico (modern day Sonoma). The Prices purchased the property in 2012 and embarked on a two-year preservation project. The Three Sticks team worked with Sonoma historians and the Sonoma League for Historic Preservation to restore and protect the fabric of the property. They commissioned San Francisco-based designer Ken Fulk and his team to design the ambience of the Adobe, as it is known locally. The historic landmark in downtown Sonoma is now home to the hospitality of Three Sticks.

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Perhaps the most historically significant appellation in Sonoma County, the Sonoma Valley is home to both Buena Vista winery, California's oldest commercial winery, and Gundlach Bundschu winery, California's oldest family-run winery.

It is also one of the more geologically and climactically diverse districts. The valley includes and overlaps four distinct Sonoma County sub-appellations, including Carneros, Moon Mountain District, Sonoma Mountain and Bennett Valley. With mountains, benchlands, plains, abundant sunshine and the cooling effects of the nearby Pacific, this appellation can successfully produce a wide range of grape varieties. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gewürztraminer, and most notably, Zinfandel all thrive here. Ancient Zinfandel vines over 100 years old produce small crops of concentrated, spicy fruit, which in turn make some of the Valley's most unique wines. These can also be made as “field blends” (wines made from a mix of grape varieties grown in the same vineyard) along with Petite Sirah, Carignan and Alicante Bouschet.

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One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While it tends to flourish in most environments, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. California produces both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines. Somm Secret—The Burgundian subregion of Chablis, while typically using older oak barrels, produces a bright style similar to the unoaked style. Anyone who doesn't like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy Chablis.

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