Occidental (stephen Kistler)


SWK Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

Other than Wayfarer Pinot noir, Occidental is hands down the Rolls Royce of Pinots. Full flavor, robust, and very exotic. It’s a perfect gift to give for someone who loves their Pinot noirs. Get them while you can because wine shops do not sell these by the case. At an average of $65-$70 per bottle, it’s a premium but their quality is unique and hard to find. You won’t be disappointed. — 6 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. — 9 months ago

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Occidental (Stephen Kistler)

Cuvée Catherine Occidental Station Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

Delicious balance of fruit and orange spice. Really nice at the moment... — a month ago


Cuvée Catherine Occidental Station Vineyard Pinot Noir

My goodness this is delicious. Beautiful fruit but in a balanced way. Love it — 6 months ago


Cuvée Elizabeth Occidental Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

Oh yeah. Fuck yeah! — 9 months ago

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Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

I bought this after reading princeofpinot review; my first experience with this wine. Lately I have been drinking Kistler/ Occidental, Marcassin, Aubert and a few random Calera pinots and the Suduri was a bit different in character; seemed more burgundian in style. Was elegant, but less fruit forward than Kistler et.al , more restrained? Reminded me of a few Rochhioli West Blocks and early Williams Selyem from years gone by. A very nice pinot at any price point and I wish I had more of it. — 4 years ago

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Occidental (Stephen Kistler)

Cuvée Elizabeth Bodega Headlands Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Shay A

BBQ & Zin night!

A nice change of pace against the heavy zins! Big scores on here. I definitely get the blood orange notes with a streak of black cherry down the middle of the palate. Cedar, slightly stemmy, and potpourri. Loads of flavor without being jammy. Beautiful.
— 4 months ago

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Bryan Kesting

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@Shay A You took the plunge early...these Pinots are my favorite. Give this one another 3-4 years and I think it would be a 97-98.
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@Bryan Kesting : Someone decided to open this so I had to try for myself. Definitely impressive.

Occidental (Stephen Kistler)

SWK Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Rich. Big. Concentrated. Pinot Noir. Love it. — 8 months ago

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Peay Vineyards

Estate Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2013

Stanford Sierra camp 2016, right after 2011 Kistler Occidental. — 3 years ago