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2020 Occidental Occidental Station Vineyard Pinot Noir

Removed from a professional wine storage facility

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RATINGS

98Jeb Dunnuck

...packed with aromas of wild herbs, wild strawberry, and cigar box. Full-bodied, with ripe tannins, it exhibits a round feel with good structure and depth in its layers of bergamot, cardamom, and orange oil...gorgeous wine out of the gate...

97The Wine Advocate

...lucky, vivid wine has singular aromas of spiced blackberry, blueberry and lavender, and with time in the glass it reveals nuances of conifer, fresh tobacco, black tea leaves and bitter orange. The medium-bodied palate has a chalky frame to support its plush fruit and shimmery acidity that highlights its alluring floral accents.

93Vinous / IWC

...burst of sweet dark cherry/plum fruit, pomegranate, spice, lavender and mint makes a strong opening impression. Pliant and racy, with tons of immediacy...pretty alluring...terrific purity and energy...

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.