Head High 2018 | Quebec

Head High Pinot Noir 2018

Three Sticks | Head High | Quebec

Price - $23.55/bottle

Product description

Vintage: 2018

Vintage rating: 9/10

Variety: 100% Pinot Noir

Colour: Red 

Region: Sonoma Coast

Producer: Head High 

Winemaker: Shelly Golly

Sustainable: Yes

Drinking Window: 2020-2022

Decanter score: 92 points

Points on Wine Review - 91 points

Aromas explode out of the glass of cranberry, cherry, rhubarb, vanilla, violets and wild herbs. The palate is fresh with bright acidity, fresh juicy berries and sweet spices. The purity of fruit on this wine really stands out, front and center. The mid-palate has good weight and richness with a simple yet refreshing finish. The grapes from this bottle are sourced exclusively from Three Sticks owned vineyards of Durell, Gap's Crown and Deodora. The grapes they don't sell to Premium wineries of Kosta Brown, Patz and Hall etc. (who price it between $100-200) will be used to produce Head High. Basically, it is the best value Pinot Noir below $25 which exists. Fact.

Food pairing:

Salmon | Duck Confit | Mushrooms

 

Alexander recipe suggestions:

Grilled Salmon with sweet onions and red bell peppers

Duck confit with fig jam and parsnip puree

Tortellini with a light mushroom sauce

Technical features

Appellation: Sonoma Coast

Vineyard: Durell, Gap's Crown and Deodora

Soil: Limon argileux brun

R/S: < 0.1 g/l

Alcohol by volume: 14.5 % 

Aging: 10 months in French oak (25% new)