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.
From our revered Heritage vineyard, Gap's Crown, we present the Pinnacle Pinot Noir, a selection from the very best blocks, capturing the essence of its exceptional terroir. The Pinnacle offers an even more concentrated iteration than the classic Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir. Beyond its immediate allure, this wine is poised for impeccable aging.
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.
Harmonious expression of black and blue fruits, showcasing the richness derived from the meticulous selection of prime vineyard blocks, its texture is both chewy and dense with acidity, carefully preserved in the winemaking process, ensuring bright characteristics as they play on your palate.