Wine Spectator’s California Chardonnay Tasting Report: Power & Finesse

Wine Spectator’s California Chardonnay Tasting Report: Power & Finesse Terroir-driven wines lead the charge to more refined and structured styles across the state By Kim Marcus. July 31, 2021 Issue California Chardonnay is decisively moving away from the days when big, buttery and oaky versions dominated the upper echelon of the market. The new generation of wines coming on the …

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Getting to know our Assistant Winemaker, Carl Formaker.

Getting to know our Assistant Winemaker, Carl Formaker. Carl joined Team Three Sticks in 2017, impressing the team with his enthusiasm, knowledge, passion, and dedication. Carl’s energy is infectious – he’s everyone’s favorite teammate to bring on the road for events, pourings, receptions and more. We’re lucky to have him, and we’re sure you’ll meet him soon if you haven’t …

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Getting to know our Winemaker, Ryan Prichard

Getting to know our Winemaker, Ryan Prichard Ryan is beloved by his fellow Three Sticks teammates. While his love of dad jokes knows no bounds, we are so fortunate to have his knowledge, palate, acumen, and…okay, fine his sense of humor too. We sat down with Ryan to learn a bit more about this fearless leader – enjoy! 1. What’s …

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Bob Cabral named North Bay Business Journal Winemaker of the Year!

Bob Cabral named North Bay Business Journal Winemaker of the Year! We are thrilled to share exciting news! Our very own Director of Winemaking, Bob Cabral, has been named “Winemaker of the Year” by The North Bay Business Journal! We are honored to have Bob on our team, and are so impressed with this accomplishment after just two years with …

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From the Cellar: Three Sticks Barrel Program

From the Cellar: Three Sticks Barrel Program This Spring, Bob Cabral and Ryan Prichard took a field trip to France to visit with some of the barrel coopers where we source the barrels for Three Sticks wines. (It’s a tough job, but somebody had to do it!) So we thought this was a great time to talk about the role …

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Cellar Update: Racking & Blending

Cellar Update: Racking & Blending Hello from the Three Sticks cellar! We checked in with our Assistant Winemaker Ashley Holland to see what is happening in the cellar. We found the team quite busy as they are racking and blending the 2015 Pinot Noirs. See what our newest member of the team, Ashley, had to say about getting these wines …

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Winter Wine Bottling at Three Sticks

Winter Wine Bottling at Three Sticks Hello and happy holidays from Three Sticks Wines! Our Associate Winemaker Ryan Prichard was on the ground when we bottled up our 2014 Estate wines last week. Here are some highlights of the day he shared with us: “Sonoma County has finally been getting some much needed rain and winter temperatures have started to …

Catching up With Bob Cabral

Catching up With Bob Cabral There is good reason Bob Cabral’s name is synonymous with great Pinot Noir. With decades of experience in Sonoma County, Bob’s passion, experience and the following for his work with the varietal is second to none. A lucky few of you have had the opportunity to meet Bob, who joined the Three Sticks team as …