Occidental (stephen Kistler)


Cuvée Catherine Occidental Station Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Dark and dense. Stone. Fruit is dense and not fruit forward at all. — 2 months ago


Occidental SWK Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

I’m late in posting this, so I don’t remember specifics, but I do know it was fabulous. The 2012 vintage of this wine is in a great place - still has plenty of fruit, but also includes the complexity that comes from time in bottle. — 5 months ago

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Occidental Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2014

Garnet in the glass with cherries, orange rind, and licorice on the nose - the palate delivers gobs of red fruit and is quite viscous for a Pinot - this was really lovely. — 3 years ago

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Occidental (Stephen Kistler)

Cuvée Catherine Occidental Station Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

Velvety smooth. — 6 years ago

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Michael Regan

My favorite Pinot. Velvety smooth berry flavor. 2010 was a little better

Occidental (Stephen Kistler)

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2013

Utterly shocked. Thank goodness I didn’t taste it blind- I would have embarrassed myself by blurting out “ Volnay”. 2013 that is in a great place and punching way above its price point. — 2 months ago

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Occidental Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2016

This was really something. From vines planted by Steve Kistler 30 years ago in northern Sonoma coast and near some other heavy hitting sites. Manages the neat trick of intensity without heaviness. Redolent of small berries and ocean breeze, bursting with black cherry, strawberry and rhubarb, dried flowers and spice with a whole cluster herbal quality. Was a little afraid I’d jumped the gun but nah this is ready — a year ago

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SWK Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

This is from Occidental, the offshoot of Kistler for solely Pinot Noir. Nose of red fruit & minerals, body of cherry, minerals and a hint of orange peel with deep long finish — 5 months ago

Occidental (Stephen Kistler)

Cuvée Elizabeth Bodega Headlands Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

Earthy complex and long. Love the old world feel and think this has even longer shelf life than I assumed. — 7 months ago

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Occidental Wines

Freestone-Occidental Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2017

Medium Ruby with rich sweet red fruit aromas and herb spice notes on on this beauty from Steve Kistler. On the palate a rich full flavor of blackberry and cherry with cinnamon spice, oak and fine tannins. Crisp acidity, good balance, long ending with slight earthy character. Very Nice! Tasting well, enjoy over next decade! — a year ago

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