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2022 Durell Vineyard Chardonnay

2022 Durell Vineyard Chardonnay


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$70.00
/ 750mL
Coming Fall of 2024

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.

VINEYARD NOTES

The birthplace of the Three Sticks story began from our Heritage vineyard, Durell, an expansive and legendary Sonoma property that we are lucky to call home. Our 2022 chardonnay embodies its essence, characterized by its diverse microclimates and rocky volcanic soils. Spanning three AVAs, Sonoma Valley, Sonoma Coast, and Carneros, Durell has played an integral role in shaping Sonoma's winemaking history.

VINTAGE NOTES

In 2022, we saw a continuation of the drought in CA, with warm weather, early bloom, and long, slow flowering. Some of our vineyard blocks that flowered during the cold stretch did not set as much fruit as typical, so we saw lower yields for the year. While this isn't ideal from a quantity standpoint, quality was great, and things began moving along quickly. We started harvest in mid-August, a week or two earlier than "normal," and as we approached Labor Day, we saw a heat wave on the horizon. We were in a good spot and could bring in much of our fruit before the heat. The grapes we let hang through the heat were still a ways away from being ready to harvest. In recent years we have been leaving more leaves on the vines to help shade and keep the fruit on the vines from being scorched by the sun. This decision helped us this year in particular. After the heat, temperatures cooled in the region, and we were able to bring in the rest of our fruit in the weeks following. All in all, we are very happy with the quality of this vintage and thankful for our team rallying during this intense time of year.

TASTING NOTES

The wine's lush profile welcomes you with lemon meringue and subtle hints of clove and cinnamon, creating an intoxicating aroma. Flavors of tart candy, baked apples, and spices unfold, offering a harmonious blend of sweetness and spice. This is a vintage to remember, as the richness and mouthfeel leaves a lasting impression.

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