Occidental (Stephen Kistler)

Cuvée Elizabeth Bodega Headlands Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.419 ratings
9.11 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Norman Gennaro

Some might say this is "overdone/extracted" but I loved it. Not sure it was the best pick for the food but was going for a flavor profile that everyone would like. Went quick.

Some might say this is "overdone/extracted" but I loved it. Not sure it was the best pick for the food but was going for a flavor profile that everyone would like. Went quick.

1 person found it helpfulSep 12th, 2017
Joshua Blissett

Very nice. A bit extracted for my preference.

Very nice. A bit extracted for my preference.

Jan 22nd, 2017
Michael L S

While full of flavor, this is very much showing varietal character. Bright red fruit, good acidity and some tannic grip. Ended up decanting this.

While full of flavor, this is very much showing varietal character. Bright red fruit, good acidity and some tannic grip. Ended up decanting this.

Dec 31st, 2016
Joe Davant

Brighter acidity than expected with pleasing notes of blood orange, plus a great nose of damp forest floor and mushrooms. After 30 minutes or so this developed nice depth and complexity that danced on the tongue.

Brighter acidity than expected with pleasing notes of blood orange, plus a great nose of damp forest floor and mushrooms. After 30 minutes or so this developed nice depth and complexity that danced on the tongue.

Aug 18th, 2019
Doug Sayed

Want to rate this higher for its beautiful red fruits and a long finish, but its lack of structure makes it feel a bit unfocused and less complex.

Want to rate this higher for its beautiful red fruits and a long finish, but its lack of structure makes it feel a bit unfocused and less complex.

Aug 3rd, 2019
Eric Fearon

Red and a little black fruits, cola, forest floor - amazing!

Red and a little black fruits, cola, forest floor - amazing!

Jun 25th, 2017
Lucy Osgood

Wow.

Wow.

Oct 16th, 2016
Chris LoRusso

Gorgeous fruit & finish.. After decanting it opened up nicely. One of our favorite Pinot's!

Gorgeous fruit & finish.. After decanting it opened up nicely. One of our favorite Pinot's!

Oct 15th, 2016
Richard Norris

Wow, that's all I can say

Wow, that's all I can say

Jul 11th, 2016
Cooking Kitty

Cooking had this 9 months ago

Cooking had this 9 months ago

Jan 3rd, 2019