Three Sticks Durell Vineyard Chardonnay 2017 - The Grape Tray
Three Sticks Durell Vineyard Chardonnay 2017
SKU: 1890

Three Sticks Durell Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

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Category White Wine
Region California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast
Brand Three Sticks
Alcohol/vol 14.6%

Winery Notes:

We source the Durell Chardonnay from the oldest blocks of the  vineyard in the hills above the Sonoma Valley. These elevated areas of the property create wind tunnels, lowering the temperature for developing fruit. Typical of Durell Chardonnay, this wine bursts with lemon meringue and orange blossom, with notes of white tea and honey. Our 2017 Durell Chardonnay marks 20 years since we purchased Durell, the birthplace of Price Family Vineyards and Estates.

James Suckling
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Impressive complexity and powerful aromas of ripe pears and peaches here. Lots of spice, grilled almonds and clotted cream, too. The palate has a smooth delivery of supple, creamy pears and peaches, brulee custard and plenty of spiced-orange sponge cake to close. Drink or hold.

September 12, 2019
Wine Advocate
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The 2017 Chardonnay Durell Vineyard, aged 15 months in 30% new French oak, has scents of toast, citrus peel, wet stone and honey-drizzled hazelnuts with a core of white peaches and baked apples plus a lacy veil of sweet spices. In the mouth, it's medium-bodied and silky, with slowly expanding, honey-laced flavors on the long, juicy finish. Yum! 604 cases produced.

Erin Brooks, December 19, 2019
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The 2017 Chardonnay Durell Vineyard Origin is laced with the essence of apricot, dried flowers, chamomile, mint and lightly buttered notes. Gracious and light on its feet, this inviting, impeccably balanced Chardonnay will drink well right out of the gate.

Antonio Galloni, May 2019
Wine Enthusiast
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From an estate vineyard, this white is juicy and densely layered, with strong flavors of black licorice, wet stone, salt and dried herb. Made in a full-bodied generous style, it has a lush texture and undeniable complexity, the fruit taking on a tropical fruit profile dipped in flinty rock and nutmeg spice.

Virginie Boone, April 1, 2020
Wine Spectator
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Full-bodied, powerful and rich, with concentrated flavors of baked apple, dried pear and custard, backed by bright acidity. Pastry and buttery notes linger on the creamy finish, with some savory hints. Drink now through 2024. 604 cases made.

Kim Marcus, February 29, 2020
Jeb Dunnuck
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From a great site in the Sonoma Coast that sits on an old riverbed, the 2017 Chardonnay Durell Vineyard spent 15 months mostly in used barrels (30% new). It has a slightly deep gold hue as well as a richer, fuller, more opulent style as well ample baked apples, brioche, toasted bread, and caramelized notes. This is a rich, powerful Chardonnay that's not as aromatic as the Alana Vineyard, yet packs more muscle on the palate. Drink it over the coming 4-5 years.

January 31, 2020