Lot #60 THREE STICKS WINES
- Russian River Valley
ABOUT THE WINE:
Hailing from the smallest Chardonnay site in the Three Sticks Wines portfolio and named for founder Bill Price’s youngest daughter, Alana, this wine was fermented and aged in a neutral, French oak half barrel, with the intent of creating a beautiful Russian River Chardonnay for the Sonoma County Barrel Auction.
Alana Vineyard is one of the winery’s two Russian River Valley sites, nestled among the majestic California redwoods. This site can often be found cloaked in a thick layer of fog that can flow in and out of the vineyard site as the sun rises, creating a sense of magic, peace and tranquility unmatched by any of their other vineyard sites.
Winemaker Ryan Prichard chose to put this lot into a neutral half barrel, and keep the barrel in the “hot” fermentation room for the entirety of the ferment, 16 days, as opposed to moving the barrel into the cold fermentation room after the initial days of active ferment. On the nose, you’ll discover notes of crisp apple tartelette and honeysuckle, complemented by vanilla bean, fresh apricot and honeycomb on the palate.
WINEMAKER(S): Ryan Prichard
ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: June 2023
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: January 2024
National Distribution: AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, LA, MD, MA, MI, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WY, Washington, DC
International Distribution: Includes Japan, Korea, Norway; please inquire for additional countries.