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#390440 - 10-09-2019 11:35:06 TN: Three Sticks Chardonnay Alana Vineyard Russian River Valley
Charlie Chadwick Offline
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Three Sticks Chardonnay Alana Vineyard Russian River Valley

We tasted the 2016 version of this wine at the winery this past June and were blown away. The 2017 measures up to its predecessor. This wine came into its own as it warmed. A lovely nose of spice and pears. Crisp fruit, lemons, pears, spice. Barely a hint of oak, the fruit is clean and crisp. Lovely acidity and fine balance. A warm spice note on the mid-palate accents the fruit from the front of the palate. It finishes long and lively with citrus and spice notes. Lovely stuff, it never becomes cloying or heavy as many California Chards do. Crisp and clean. Just let it warm up and a decant would be a good idea. "A"

Charlioe

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#390445 - 10-10-2019 17:46:44 Re: TN: Three Sticks Chardonnay Alana Vineyard Russian River Valley [Re: Charlie Chadwick]
Bob Davis Offline
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How timely. We just got ours yesterday. Was going to let it sit another day or so and pop one. I spoke to someone out there and she said their good now fans for another 10 years or so.

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#390449 - 10-11-2019 06:32:53 Re: TN: Three Sticks Chardonnay Alana Vineyard Russian River Valley [Re: Bob Davis]
Charlie Chadwick Offline
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Originally Posted By: Bob Davis
How timely. We just got ours yesterday. Was going to let it sit another day or so and pop one. I spoke to someone out there and she said their good now fans for another 10 years or so.


OK, Iíll bite... what does the last sentence mean?

Charlie

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#390453 - 10-12-2019 10:04:47 Re: TN: Three Sticks Chardonnay Alana Vineyard Russian River Valley [Re: Charlie Chadwick]
Bob Davis Offline
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It means I was typing on an iPad. The woman from the winery said they should be good now and for another 10 years.

We tried one last night. Wow! Not much nose yet, but the flavors are really intense. We poured it with a Coravin and are leaving the rest for later.

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