Vinous
Occidental Wines, 2015 Occidental Pinot Noir SWK Vineyard

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"A wine that was ethereal and alluring from tank, the 2015 Pinot Noir SWK Vineyard has come together beautifully since I last tasted it. Exotic, thrilling aromatics set the stage for a brilliant, utterly impeccable wine long on class and nuance. Racy and plush, with tremendous flavor intensity and tons of supporting minerality, the 2015 simply has it all. This is another magnificent wine from Steve Kistler and Occidental."
–Apr-18
Jeb Dunnuck
Occidental Wines, 2015 Occidental Pinot Noir SWK Vineyard

98
"The 2015 Pinot Noir SWK is another heavenly effort from Steve Kistler. The most finesse-driven, elegant, and medium-bodied in the lineup, it offers a perfumed and floral nose of red fruits, spice, and forest floor. With integrated acidity, ultra-fine tannin, no hard edges, and perfect balance, this beauty just glides over the palate and has everything you could want from this variety. It’s already hard to resist yet will keep for a decade or more."
–Jun-18

Occidental Wines, 2015 Occidental Pinot Noir SWK Vineyard

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2015 Occidental Pinot Noir SWK Vineyard
Occidental Wines

100% Pinot Noir

VINEYARD The SWK Vineyard sits on top of the first ridge from the coast, just above the Bodega Headlands Vineyard. Both coastal sites are among the coldest and latest ripening vineyards in the Bodega-Freestone area. They are unique for their ability to produce rich, compelling Pinot Noirs at low alcohol levels.

SOIL Highly varied sandstone soils

VINIFICATION AND AGING More whole cluster fermentation than in previous vintages. Minimum punch-downs used to distribute heat during fermentation rather than extract.

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