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.
With two paths of fog - one from the north and one from the south - that coalesce into a dramatic blanket that sits atop the vines, this breathtaking mountain makes wine just as noteworthy as its terroir. This year’s One Sky Chardonnay has a playful electricity to it, stemming from the rich volcanic soils of the vineyard. Through the years we have waited for our One Sky Vineyard Chardonnay to come to its maturity - in 2022 our dreams came true. This vintage will be the last bottling of One Sky as you know it. Our commitment to becoming estate-only wines is underway.
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.
Light on its feet and your palate, you’ll taste Granny Smith apples and baked bread, combined with kaffir lime.