2018 Cuvee Alana Pinot Noir

2018 Cuvee Alana Pinot Noir

We are over the moon excited about our newest wine to the Three Sticks lineup, our 2018 Cuvee Alana Pinot Noir. Planted in 2010 and named after Bill Price's youngest daughter, the Alana Vineyard sits on a steep hillside amongst the redwoods in the cool Green Valley appellation just outside the town of Occidental.  This pinot haven is close to the Pacific Ocean and feels the impact of the afternoon fog that rolls in early in the day. This slows down the development of sugars and acid, making sure the grapes mature at a slow and steady rate. This wine is intoxicating with aromas of apple blossoms, black cherry and allspice with bursts of bright acidity. The mid-palate has notes of Santa Rosa plum galette which lead to a finish of super silky tannins. We are obsessed.

This wine will be released in Spring 2021. Inquire to reserve your allocation.

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2018 was one of those magical years. With a mild spring, the early growing season plodded along at a relatively normal pace. Once the berries set, we knew we had a healthy and full crop. So full, in fact, we did a number of fruit-thinning passes to reduce load on the vines. Even with this, we were happy to see an above average harvest with superb quality. We started picking in earnest after Labor Day, with cool, fall weather that allowed us to transfer the grapes in a calm and measured pace. All in all, 2018 will go down as a year to remember, with wines of true depth and power.
Year
2018
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Soil
Goldridge fine sandy loam
Titratable Acidity
6.1 g/L
pH
3.51
Aging
15 months/100% French Oak/40% New
Fermentation
6 days in open top fermentors
Alcohol %
14.0
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