Occidental 2018 Freestone-Occidental Pinot Noir
The 2018 Freestone-Occidental offers a superb balance of bright, primary red fruits and saline elements. It conveys outstanding energy, precision, and lift in the mouth and finishes vibrant and long with beautifully sculpted tannins. Its modest alcohol makes this wine a perfect complement to any meal. It is delicious now and will develop nicely in bottle.
95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
94 points Vinous Media
Occidental is a relatively new project from reknowned Chardonnay and Pinot Noir winemaker Steve Kistler. The focus of Occidental is singular in nature: to create world class Pinot Noir from the very specific region of Sonoma Coast known as Freestone-Occidental.