2016 Occidental Station Vineyard

2016 Occidental Station Vineyard Score: 94 The 2016 Pinot Noir Occidental Station is another stand out in this range. High-toned, aromatically expressive and silky, the 2016 is incredibly harmonious. Today, the Occidental Station is the most open-knit and sensual of...

2016 Running Fence Vineyard Cuvée Catherine

2016 Running Fence Vineyard Cuvée Catherine Score: 96 A new wine in this range, the 2016 Pinot Noir Running Fence Vineyard Cuvée Catherine is sourced from Steve Kistler's Bodega Ridge estate, where the Occidental winery is located. Blood orange, red raspberry, mint,...

2016 Bodega Headlands Vineyard Cuvée Elizabeth

2016 Bodega Headlands Vineyard Cuvée Elizabeth Score: 96 The 2016 Pinot Noir Bodega Headlands Cuvée Elizabeth is a fascinating wine to taste for a number of reasons. One of them is that the Bodega Headlands Pinot was formerly in the Kistler range, which makes for an...

2016 SWK Vineyard

2016 SWK Vineyard Score: 97 The 2016 Pinot Noir SWK Vineyard emerges from the highest point of Steve Kistler's Bodega Headlands property. Vibrant and exquisitely beautiful, the 2016 is a striking wine that is going to need a number of years to come together. There is...

2019 Vinous Writeup

It is always a pleasure to stop by Occidental. Once again, I saw Steve Kistler more relaxed than ever. The 2016 Occidental Pinots are stunningly beautiful. Readers will find a set of intensely saline Pinots built on energy that stand in stark contrast to the dark,...