2015 PFV Estate Pinot Noir

Sonoma Coast

We are ecstatic to share with you the first Price Family Vineyard (PFV) Estate Pinot Noir! An all-star blend of our estate vineyards from the Sonoma Coast, this wine is an exciting expression of our home sites. Comprised of fruit hailing from our Walala Vineyard on the far north of Sonoma Coast, our windy Gap’s Crown Vineyard on the coastal side of Sonoma Mountain in the Petaluma Gap, Dupont Vineyard nestled in the redwoods of Sebastopol, along with our founding site, Durell Vineyard. This coastal Pinot Noir is a representation of classic cooler climate fruits. The nose bursts from the glass with a fresh blackberry core, and exotic spices of pink peppercorn and cardamom. Consistently bold throughout, this wine has a well balanced structure and prized concentration. We give this Pinot a warm welcome to the Three Sticks family!

Released February 7th, 2017 

Price: $65
 

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PFV Estate Pinot Noir hails from some of the most renowned vineyards sites in California. Each property is owned and farmed by our Three Sticks’ owner, Bill Price. Gap’s Crown Vineyard, Walala Vineyard, Dupont Vineyard and Durell Vineyard make up the majority of this blend. These properties are from very diverse terroirs— Gap’s Crown in the Petaluma Wind Gap, Walala from the extreme Sonoma Coast near Annapolis, Dupont lays in the northern part of Sebastopol shaded by old Redwoods, and Durell closer to San Francisco in the hills of Sonoma. They all share a similar terroir of Pacific Coast winds and blankets of Northern California fog. Our newest addition to the Three Sticks family gives us the opportunity to take components from each of our vineyards and build a wine that showcases all of the great aspects of the Sonoma Coast appellation.

The 2015 vintage proceeded with dry weather, extending our drought for its fourth year. Warm weather started the year, which caused early flowering mirroring the previous couple of growing seasons. In spring the climate changed dramatically, heavy winds and cool spells hit the valley. The effects of this weather pattern caused fruit set to be extremely variable and by July we were ready for harvest. We picked earlier than ever and received our grapes into the cellar by August. Overall, the effect of our early budbreak and resulting weather was that our yields were down 25%. While this isn’t great for the amount of wine we can produce, what was left for us turned out to be fantastic. Small, concentrated berries allowed us to create richly flavored and textured wines. Like many things in life, the 2015 vintage demonstrated the beauty of the adage “less is more”.

APPELLATION:
Sonoma Coast
FERMENTATION:
Open Top Fermenters
WHOLE CLUSTER:
29%
BARREL AGING:
11 Months
BARREL COMPOSITION:
100% French Oak, 60% New
TOTAL ACIDITY :
6.0 g/L
pH:
3.52
ALCOHOL CONTENT:
14.1%
PRODUCTION:
658 Cases