Kistler Cuvée Elizabeth Occidental Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

$69.99

Inaugural release of Occidental from Steve Kistler. Limited. Antonio Galloni: "Steve Kistler's 2012 Occidental Pinots are off the charts gorgeous. My sense is that over time, the Occidental Pinots will become increasingly stylistically differentiated from the Kistler Pinots. Part of that is a reflection of the inherent personalities of the sites that are part of the Occidental range, but it also is quite evident that with Occidental Steve Kistler has a desire to get back to a smaller, more hands-on operation. Readers who can find the Occidental Pinots should not hesitate to grab them, as they are truly magnificent." Occidental is Steve Kistler's new Pinot Noir project, which is starting essentially as a spin-out from Kistler Vineyards. Steve Kistler remains CEO of Kistler Vineyards and very much in charge of day to day operations. At the same time, Kistler understandably wanted to manage a small project of his own with an eye towards his two younger daughters who will one day run Occidental.

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Ratings on Delectable

Casper Yeem

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.

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.

9.7

Mike Pank

Not good, no finish

Not good, no finish

8.4

Vin Zering

Delicious wine.

Delicious wine.

9.2

Marcy Simon

Great pinot

Great pinot

9.1

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