Occidental (Stephen Kistler)

Cuvée Catherine Occidental Station Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.376 ratings
9.64 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
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
Zoe Shyn

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

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

Jan 15th, 2015
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
Brandon Boesch

This is gorgeous! Amazing with an hour of air. Drake red fruit with a light spritz of fresh strawberry, a hint of tobacco, and some dried herbs.

This is gorgeous! Amazing with an hour of air. Drake red fruit with a light spritz of fresh strawberry, a hint of tobacco, and some dried herbs.

Jul 2nd, 2018
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

Rare.

Rare.

Aug 24th, 2014
Ralph Clark

More red fruit than black fruit. Lots of alcohol in the first couple of glasses post opening but then settled in with a beautiful finish on the backend and inviting nose on the front end.

More red fruit than black fruit. Lots of alcohol in the first couple of glasses post opening but then settled in with a beautiful finish on the backend and inviting nose on the front end.

Aug 2nd, 2016
Darren Dittrich

Huge, slightly jammy Pinot compared to others from Kistler. Still delicious, but more recent vintages seem more balanced.

Huge, slightly jammy Pinot compared to others from Kistler. Still delicious, but more recent vintages seem more balanced.

Mar 30th, 2016
Darren Dittrich

Ready to go after 5 years; could sit longer, but not necessary.

Ready to go after 5 years; could sit longer, but not necessary.

Feb 25th, 2016
Chris LoRusso

Love this special Pinot!

Love this special Pinot!

Nov 26th, 2015