Our Monopole Vineyards were carefully selected for their exceptional soil, terroir, and ideal location. Alana, One Sky, and William James, all small-scale and organic, were established exclusively for Three Sticks, ensuring the precise fruit needed to craft our exceptional pinot noir and chardonnay. These remarkable sites yield wines of which we are immensely proud, consistently delivering excellence year after year.
The inaugural vintage from our Monopole vineyard, One Sky, nestled in the serene Sonoma Mountain AVA, is a testament to the distinctive terroir and dedication to craftsmanship at Three Sticks. This is another pinot noir further showcases our commitment to being 100% estate-grown.
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.
The wine unveils a classic One Sky nose with earth and spice nuances. The palate is greeted by tannins, showing this site’s subtle meatiness that provides structure and age-ability. A touch of marshmallow sweetness playfully rounds out the lingering finish.