Occidental (Stephen Kistler)

Cuvée Catherine Occidental Station Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.3152 ratings
9.411 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Justin Ennis

Well, well, well....my second bottle of Occidental Pinot in as many weeks. I got to say these are awesome wines. Given the growing challenges in 2011 in Sonoma and Napa counties, I can say this is one of my favs from the vintage!

Well, well, well....my second bottle of Occidental Pinot in as many weeks. I got to say these are awesome wines. Given the growing challenges in 2011 in Sonoma and Napa counties, I can say this is one of my favs from the vintage!

1 person found it helpfulAug 15th, 2017
Ken Pearlman

District Prestige Manager for Metro NY Treasury Wine Estates (TWE)

9.0

Great wine for a wedding!!!

Great wine for a wedding!!!

1 person found it helpfulSep 18th, 2016
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.8

Awesome experience this 2013 Pinot! Rich Berry fruit on the nose with Gobs of fruit flavors in mouth. Stunning first time for me with this Vyd . After opening each glass just gets better and better! I give this amazing wine a 98 in my book! CB Tried on Sunday Memorial Weekend with family!

Awesome experience this 2013 Pinot! Rich Berry fruit on the nose with Gobs of fruit flavors in mouth. Stunning first time for me with this Vyd . After opening each glass just gets better and better! I give this amazing wine a 98 in my book! CB Tried on Sunday Memorial Weekend with family!

May 30th, 2016
Zoe Shyn

Just WOW. With a foie...stuff of dreams.

Just WOW. With a foie...stuff of dreams.

Jan 15th, 2015
George Yasutake

Best Pinot Noir that I have tasted this year! Awesome grape juice. Went well with the signature toro plate at Morimoto’s in Napa.

Best Pinot Noir that I have tasted this year! Awesome grape juice. Went well with the signature toro plate at Morimoto’s in Napa.

Sep 21st, 2019
Michael Molesky

Bright and clear red fruit with a refreshing amount of acidity to back it up. Some nice herbal notes too.

Bright and clear red fruit with a refreshing amount of acidity to back it up. Some nice herbal notes too.

Jun 2nd, 2019
Jim Stehli

Delicious balance of fruit and orange spice. Really nice at the moment...

Delicious balance of fruit and orange spice. Really nice at the moment...

Apr 27th, 2019
Greg Wright

Dark red cherry, orange peel spices mark a very beautiful Pinot Noir from Steve Kistler. This is a wine/winery Pinot lovers should take note of!

Dark red cherry, orange peel spices mark a very beautiful Pinot Noir from Steve Kistler. This is a wine/winery Pinot lovers should take note of!

Apr 24th, 2019
Bob Boyle

Nose off, truffles & mold, slightly effervescent/ cola like, body medium full but with bitter finish. All in all a flawed bottle that was quite disappointing having waited so long to let it age.

Nose off, truffles & mold, slightly effervescent/ cola like, body medium full but with bitter finish. All in all a flawed bottle that was quite disappointing having waited so long to let it age.

Jan 3rd, 2019
Jérémie Robert

Sparkling, no fruit, bitter. Maturation problem. Great for cooking meat.

Sparkling, no fruit, bitter. Maturation problem. Great for cooking meat.

Jan 3rd, 2019