Occidental (Stephen Kistler) Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2013

$69.99

Inaugural release of Occidental from Steve Kistler. Limited. 93 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "Occidental’s 2013 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast) is a superb appellation-level wine that approaches the quality found in the vineyard designate bottlings. Sweet, perfumed aromatics and bright, chiseled fruit are two of the signatures in a Pinot endowed with a striking interplay of energy and finesse. The Sonoma Coast Pinot is the hidden gem in the Occidental range." 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

Sean Genn Delectable Pro

Cranberry and spice. Nice Sonoma Coast Character

Cranberry and spice. Nice Sonoma Coast Character

9.2

Kevin Ortzman Delectable Pro

One of the top three from our Collector's dinner! Baked cherries, spices that explode in your mouth - perhaps, I should have another to confirm

One of the top three from our Collector's dinner! Baked cherries, spices that explode in your mouth - perhaps, I should have another to confirm

9.4

Kurt-Inge Eklund Delectable Pro

Great Pinot that I would like to have in ten years or so

Great Pinot that I would like to have in ten years or so

9.4

John Singer

Really great Pinot. Drinks like a burgundy.

Really great Pinot. Drinks like a burgundy.

9.5

RobPITSKO

Nice stuff

Nice stuff

9.4

Michael Egan

The perfect cali Pinot...dead sexy. Drink it now

The perfect cali Pinot...dead sexy. Drink it now

9.4

James Homesley

One of my favorite Pinots

One of my favorite Pinots

9.7

David Barker

Incredible. Minerals. Sweet red cherries, black currants, bit of mint and Flowers. Lots of energy. single vineyard Pinot. Deeply complex - like a top of line burgundy.

Incredible. Minerals. Sweet red cherries, black currants, bit of mint and Flowers. Lots of energy. single vineyard Pinot. Deeply complex - like a top of line burgundy.

9.5

ADAM STROMFELD Delectable Pro

Dark and elegant barnyard and barnyard floor. Dark and long notes of tar

Dark and elegant barnyard and barnyard floor. Dark and long notes of tar

9.3

Peter Brush

So good.

So good.

9.4

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