Three Sticks PFV Estate Pinot Noir 2019
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast|
Price Family Estates Pinot Noir hails from some of the most renowned vineyard sites in Sonoma County. Each property is owned by Three Sticks’ proprietor, Bill Price. Creating a blend of each of the estate vineyards from across Sonoma County is always some of the more cerebral processes in blending each year. The core of the wine comes from the Walala Vineyard, a 17-acre site in the middle of 19,000 acres of redwoods in the far northwestern part of Sonoma County. This year, the blend is 40% Walala, 25% Durell, 15% One Sky, 15% William James, and the balance split between Gap’s Crown and Alana. These properties are distinctly diverse but all share a cool climate, dictated by the Pacific Ocean winds and fog. Each site brings unique characteristics and depth to this bold pinot noir, a highlight of their portfolio that encompasses the finest of the Sonoma Coast appellation.
Powerful and rich-tasting, with concentrated dark berry and fruit flavors that are backed by fresh acidity and tannins. Minerally midpalate, with well-knit spiciness and forest floor notes lingering on the suave finish. Best from 2022 through 2027. 554 cases made.
The ruby/purple-hued 2019 Pinot Noir Price Family Estates is another Sonoma Coast release that’s loaded with bright berry and framboise fruit-like characteristics as well as a fresh, elegant, still tight and focused style on the palate. It picks up more sassafras and floral notes with time in the glass and opens up nicely, so it should have a good 7-8 years of prime drinking.
The 2019 Pinot Noir Price Family Estates, medium ruby-purple in color, has open scents of cranberry sauce, rhubarb and baked strawberries with notes of dark spices and earth. The palate is light-bodied, soft and juicy with plush red berry fruit and a spicy finish. 554 cases produced.