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Vineyard: Burning Creek

AppellationSta. Rita Hills
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2011 Three Sticks “The James” Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., pH 3.64, TA 0.67, 163 cases, $60. Released September 2013. Sourced from Burning Creek and La Riconada vineyards. Aged 14 months in 67% new French oak puncheons. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Lovely black cherry and dark raspberry fruit highlight the nose that shows a marked oak presence. Delicious core of dark raspberry fruit, intensely flavored and nicely spiced. Oak also stands out on the palate. Balanced tannins and bright acidity are well matched to the fruit. Score: 88. Reviewed December 18, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Three Sticks “The James” Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., pH 3.62, TA 0.71, 145 cases, $60. 10% whole cluster. Aged 14 months in 70% new French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Very shy cherry fruit with notes of stem, herbs and oak on the nose. Crisp and lively on the palate, with exotically spiced dark cherry fruit, featuring very fine grain tannins and complimentary oak in the background. Finishes long and vibrant. Very good. Reviewed March 23, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2008 Three Sticks “The James” Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

14.6% alc.. 13-year-old vineyard planted to clones 113, 114, 115. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Interesting aromatic profile that includes dark cherry, oak, vanilla and savory herbs. Soft and easy to drink with supple tannins, featuring bright cherry flavor accented with oak. Good. Reviewed March 23, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »