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2019 Occidental Running Fence Vineyard Cuvée Catherine Pinot Noir

Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased direct from winery; Consignor is original owner

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

RATINGS

99The Wine Advocate

...offering an energetic, finely detailed expression with the deep red fruit and amaro-like spices characteristic of this vineyard. It has a medium ruby color and singular, continually shifting aromas of orange, rhubarb and cranberry and tones of wildflowers, pipe tobacco, iodine and amaro. The medium-bodied palate boasts fine, powdery tannins, bursts of fresh acidity and extraordinarily pure, detailed flavors that define the very long, ethereal finish.

98+ Jeb Dunnuck

...darker profile of five-spice, incense, and red plum...palate is mineral-rich, with salty earth, ripe cherry, and an umami richness of dried shitake.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Sonoma Coast

Sonoma Coast AVA runs from San Pablo Bay in the south to Mendocino County in the north. It includes 7,000 vineyard acres and earned AVA status in 1987. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean means it gets double the rainfall of nearby inland appellations and the ocean gives the appellation a relatively cool climate. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir can thrive in these conditions, and there are numerous producers making critically acclaimed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.