2015 Occidental Station Vineyard Cuvée Catherine

Score: 98

A wine that flirts with perfection is the 2015 Pinot Noir Cuvée Catherine. From a site off Occidental Road, closer to 116, and aged in roughly 25% new French oak (there was also a touch of stems used), it offers a heavenly bouquet of perfectly ripe black raspberry fruit, loads of spring flowers, spice, and crushed violets, medium to full body, ultra-fine tannin, and remarkable elegance and purity. Incredibly complete, with sensational aromatics that are backed up a fresh yet also layered, rich, and multi-dimensional mouthfeel, it's a monumental Pinot Noir that will benefit from short-term cellaring. - J. Dunnuck