92 Points from Decanter

Head High is the second label for Three Sticks, whose 2017 Price Family Estates Pinot from the Sonoma Coast won a Best in Show at the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards. If your pockets don't stretch that far, this is a delicious wine for half the price, sourced from top Sonoma County parcels including Durell, Wildcat and Sangiacomo Family Vineyards. Perfumed violets, lifted summer pudding aromas and flavours and bright acidity make this a really quaffable style, supported by gentle wood smoke notes from 10 months in French oak barrels, 25% new.

 

91 Points from Tasting Panel

From grower Bill Price of Three Sticks fame, this bright and cheery red is made with grapes from such well-known vineyards as Durell and Gap’s Crown. Aromas of cherry wood and leafy, earthy notes intrigue on the nose and palate, the latter of which is lined with black-tea tannins and spiced cedar. A thread of leather shows power and grace.

 

Winemaker Notes

2018 was one of those magical years. With a mild spring, the early growing season plodded along at a relatively normal pace. Once the berries set, they knew they had a healthy, full crop. So full, in fact, they did a few fruit-thinning passes to reduce the load on the vines. Even with this, they were happy to see an above average harvest with superb quality. They started picking in earnest after Labor Day with cool, fall weather that allowed them to transfer the grapes at a calm and measured pace. All in all, 2018 will go down as a year to remember, creating wine of true depth and power.

2018 Head High Sonoma County Pinot Noir

$30.99 Regular Price
$18.99Sale Price