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Finest & rarest - PINOT NOIR, Occidental. West Sonoma Coast, California

2016 PINOT NOIR, Occidental. West Sonoma Coast, California

Bin: 759
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Area: From the estate's website:
"The Occidental vineyards define the western edge of where pinot noir can be grown successfully on the Sonoma Coast.
Since the early 1990s, Steve Kistler has believed that the climate and soils on the uplifted marine terraces and ridges around the town of Bodega would be ideal for growing distinctive and Burgundian-style pinot noir.
The Occidental vineyards are planted atop a southern-exposed ridge at elevations of 400-750 feet, with an expansive view of the pastoral lowlands below. Looking west from both our Bodega Headlands and Bodega Ridge properties, we can see the waters of the Pacific Ocean through a notch in the hills formed by the Estero Americano, one of the several creeks flowing westward through the ranches. These lowlands and watersheds create the natural channels that bring wind and fog from the coast directly through Occidental’s vineyards each and every day."
Producer: Occidental was set up as a business in 2011 but owner Steve Kistler bought and started planted the vineyards in 1999. Steve forged an extraordinary reputation as founder of Kistler Vineyards, which he eventually sold (and is no longer involved with).
Old Bridge Rating: Beautiful, pure, elegant Pinot Noir. A model of the genre.
Press Reviews: "Such perfume! Fearsomely powerful, with red fruit that matches all the smoky impact of the oak. Chalky tannins, bright acidity, enough flesh to balance the structure and an overall impression of power that really needs longer to express itself fully." Richard Hemming MW in 2018, writing on JancisRobinson.Com

£69.00 per bottle
This wine does not qualify for a further case discount

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