Three Sticks Durell Vineyard Chardonnay 2017
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast|
The 2017 Chardonnay Durell Vineyard, aged 15 months in 30% new French oak, has scents of toast, citrus peel, wet stone and honey-drizzled hazelnuts with a core of white peaches and baked apples plus a lacy veil of sweet spices. In the mouth, it's medium-bodied and silky, with slowly expanding, honey-laced flavors on the long, juicy finish. Yum! 604 cases produced.
The 2017 Chardonnay Durell Vineyard Origin is laced with the essence of apricot, dried flowers, chamomile, mint and lightly buttered notes. Gracious and light on its feet, this inviting, impeccably balanced Chardonnay will drink well right out of the gate.
From an estate vineyard, this white is juicy and densely layered, with strong flavors of black licorice, wet stone, salt and dried herb. Made in a full-bodied generous style, it has a lush texture and undeniable complexity, the fruit taking on a tropical fruit profile dipped in flinty rock and nutmeg spice.
Full-bodied, powerful and rich, with concentrated flavors of baked apple, dried pear and custard, backed by bright acidity. Pastry and buttery notes linger on the creamy finish, with some savory hints. Drink now through 2024. 604 cases made.
From a great site in the Sonoma Coast that sits on an old riverbed, the 2017 Chardonnay Durell Vineyard spent 15 months mostly in used barrels (30% new). It has a slightly deep gold hue as well as a richer, fuller, more opulent style as well ample baked apples, brioche, toasted bread, and caramelized notes. This is a rich, powerful Chardonnay that's not as aromatic as the Alana Vineyard, yet packs more muscle on the palate. Drink it over the coming 4-5 years.