How Alexander describes Three Sticks
"This boutique Sonoma winery run by Bill Price owns some of the most famous vineyards along the Sonoma Coast. Durell, Gap's Crown and One Sky show a fantastic diversity of terroir which in turn produce expressive Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. "
Bill Price founded Three Sticks in 2002 after buying into Durell Vineyard in 1998. The name of the winery is named after his surfing nickname 'Billy Three Sticks'. The winemaker Don Van Staaveren uses a carefully and minimalistic style of winemaking ensuring the terroir has maximum expression. Three sticks owns or manages the following expressive vineyards: Durell, 111 Wilson Vineyard, DuPont Vineyard, One Sky Vineyard and Gap’s Crown Vineyard. Each of these vineyards shows a certain uniqueness with Durell and One Sky Vineyard Alexander's favourite due to...
2020 TASTING REPORT
Highlights included the Vignavecchia Tulipa Rosato Toscana 2018 (92 points), which was full of freshly cut strawberries, raspberries along with a clean and well-focused finish. The Vignavecchia Raddese Rosso di Toscana IGT 2014 (93 points), with good concentration, wonderful purity of fruit along with smooth elegant chalky tannins. Finally the Vignavecchia Chianti Classico Riserva 2015 (92 points), which was more structured compared to the CC, with more muscular tannins along with dark fruit, concentration yet with good freshness and bright acidity, a steal in terms of price. Vignavecchia is a family-owned winery which delivers top-quality Chianti at excellent prices, what else could you ask for?