2018 OCCIDENTAL “FREESTONE” PINOT NOIR by KISTLER

$69.99

Highly Collectible California Cult Pinot Noir: Micro-Produced in very small quantities, nearly impossible to find and acquire unless you are on the mailing list… The mailing lists for these cult wines have frequently been filled for years, and often there is a waiting list to get on the VIP list. The Crème de la Crème of Cult Pinot Noirs, these will go fast. (limited: available first come, first serve)

2018 OCCIDENTAL “FREESTONE” PINOT NOIR by KISTLER 95+ POINTS (less than 3-cases now available…)

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2018 OCCIDENTAL “FREESTONE” PINOT NOIR by KISTLER

From Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, “The 2018 Pinot Noir Freestone-Occidental comes mostly from younger vines at the Occidental property but is made with the same attention to detail as the other wines in the portfolio, using free-run juice. Its nose is an aromatic well, offering crushed blueberries, charcuterie, Earl Grey tea leaves, graphite, saline, bitter orange peel and potpourri aromas. In the mouth, it explodes with lush fruits that give way after their initial rush to bitter, citrusy, minerally accents. It has a fine grain, seamless freshness and long, layered finish. It’s enjoyable now but will age well over the next five to eight-plus years.” Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 95+ Points

From Vinous, “The 2018 Pinot Noir Freestone Occidental is a truly remarkable wine. Maybe that is the vintage, or the added complexity the vines are acquiring with time, but the 2018 Freestone Occidental makes me incredibly curious to taste the rest of the 2018s. Bright, focused and beautifully sculpted, the 2018 is a wine of total elegance and finesse. Moreover, it captures the savory, energetic, saline style that is so typical of this part of the Sonoma Coast. Drinking window: 2023 – 2039.” Vinous 94 Points

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