2018 Occidental Freestone-Occidental Pinot Noir (750ml)
This is the newest vintage & project for Steve Kistler. These are some of the most extreme vineyards planted and farmed on the Sonoma Coast. The 2018 Freestone just recently received a 95+ score from the Wine Advocate and we immensely enjoy the wine as well.
"The 2018 Pinot Noir Freestone-Occidental comes mostly from younger vines at the Occidental property but is made with the same attention to detail as the other wines in the portfolio, using free-run juice. Its nose is an aromatic well, offering crushed blueberries, charcuterie, Earl Grey tea leaves, graphite, saline, bitter orange peel and potpourri aromas. In the mouth, it explodes with lush fruits that give way after their initial rush to bitter, citrusy, minerally accents. It has a fine grain, seamless freshness and long, layered finish. It's enjoyable now but will age well over the next five to eight-plus years. 95+ points" - Wine Advocate