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.
A Heritage vineyard of ours, Gap’s Crown is one of Sonoma Coast’s most well-regarded vineyards situated on the western face of Sonoma Mountain. It features the ultimate combination of varied climates, soils, and elevations to create pristine pinot noirs. This vineyard became a part of the Three Sticks family in 2012 and has continued to elevate Sonoma’s prominence in wine regions worldwide. This vintage is no exception to the rule.
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.
Our 2021 Gap’s Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir will entice you with blueberry on the nose before distracting with a dense core of confected fruits. With a long finish full of lush tannins, you’ll savor this wine for years to come.