Three Sticks, Head High Pinot Noir, Sonoma County, California, USA 2018
(at The Ace Hotel, Shoreditch, 12 Mar 2020)
Drinking Window: 2020 - 2024
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 Sangiocomo 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.
Head High Pinot Noir