Three Sticks Makes Wine Spectator’s “California’s Best Chardonnays” Top 30
Three Sticks is proud to share the news that we’ve made Wine Spectator’s “California’s Best Chardonnays” cover story for the July 31st 2012 issue, which includes just 30 well-respected producers. Writer and critic James Laube explains, “…we've put together a list of producers that represent the cream of the crop.... Their ranks include longtime quality stalwarts such as Kistler, Mount Eden, Marcassin and Peter Michael. There are also newer names -- Three Sticks, Shibumi Knoll and Peirson Meyer -- that have made their presence felt over the past few years.”
Our Three Sticks 2008 and 2009 Durell Vineyard Chardonnays have received back-to-back scores of 93 points, which speaks to the article’s review citing that our Durell Chardonnays are “remarkably consistent.”
Three Sticks - Sonoma, Owner Bill Price taps his own star vineyard, Durell, for this wine. "Billy Three Sticks," a play on the more formal William Stanley Price III, started in 2002, calling on talented winemaker Don Van Staaveren, who worked with Durell grapes while at Chateau St. Jean. The wine is remarkably consistent, in a rich, creamy style.
Bill is also honored to note that within this top 30 list, William Hunter of Chasseur, Tor Kenward of Tor, and winemaker Steve Kistler of Kistler Vineyards also made the list with their 2009 and 2010 Durell Vineyard offerings. We would like to say a deep and inspired "THANK YOU!" To Rob Harris, Dir. of Vineyard Operations and Steve Hill, Founding Farmer and Developer of Durell for their incredible skill at farming that amazing vineyard and always bringing out the best in the fruit.
If you are not already on our allocation list for the release of our 2010 Durell Vineyard Chardonnay, we invite you to click here to put in your request.
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