Three Sticks Chardonnay 2021, Durrell Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, California

Three Sticks Wines is proudly 100% estate. This means they own, farm, and produce every grape that becomes every drop of their wines. They are autonomous. Having the freedom to grow as they design and desire is precious. Having this world-renowned collection of vineyards gives them the ability to shift and flex proactively with a dynamic environment and not just in response to it. The pedigree of Three Sticks begins in the rocky, volcanic soils of Durell, one of the most diverse and prized vineyards in Sonoma Valley. Planted primarily to pinot noir and chardonnay, this rolling 610-acre parcel spans the Sonoma Valley, Sonoma Coast, and Carneros AVAs and is the birthplace of Three Sticks Wines. Durell Vineyard is a mosaic of diverse soil types that bestow upon its wines remarkable depth and character interwoven within the vineyard’s viticultural tapestry. From the Los Robles gravelly clay loam, found in the flatlands, to the Tuscan cobbly clay loam and the Goulding cobbly clay loam gracing the slopes, each soil type at Durell Vineyard unveils its own fascinating story. Since first being planted in 1979, chardonnay has proven itself to be a shining star of Durell Vineyard. Tasting notes: This vineyard’s latest vintage of wine is fresh and vibrant, with a blend of nectarine, Asian pear, and mandarin flavors. A subtle touch of pastry cream enhances its complexity. 100% Chardonnay. Fermented 25 days in French oak. Aged 14 months in 100% French oak; 22% new.