Our Heritage Vineyards, including Durell, Gap’s Crown, and Walala, are the cornerstone of exceptional pinot noir and chardonnay. These renowned sites have become iconic vineyards in California, showcasing their legacy and greatness. At Three Sticks, amongst select producers, honor their history while forging a path of continued success for future generations crafting beautiful wines.
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An iconic Three Sticks wine, and counterpart to the Durell Chardonnay, the Origin Chardonnay differs due to its time in concrete egg and stainless steel, providing the purest expression of chardonnay.
The 2021 vintage began with a very dry winter making early irrigation in the vineyards necessary to counteract the lack of rain. With cooler weather around budbreak and flowering, we saw a fair amount of fluctuation in the timing and development of the grapes. This led to highly variable yields at harvest, which kept our winegrowing team on their toes. Harvest got underway on the last day of August and continued throughout September at a steady, methodical pace. Overall, the fruit was quite enticing, with medium to full body and particularly impressive tannin structures on the Pinots.
Originating from the rocky riverbed soils of our first estate vineyard, Durell, this particular vintage will remind you of honeysuckle, nectarine, and grapefruit, accentuated by lemon curd and cucumber. A vibrant wine with a round, mineral core and just the right amount of acid to finish. Truly the perfect wine to kick off springtime.