2018 Occidental Pinot Noir Freestone

Freestone-Occidental
Origin
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, The Americas United States
Colour
red
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
drink or keep
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
6
Wine Score
94 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, Apr 2020 95+ points, Erin Brooks, robertparker.com, Jul 2020
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Media Reviews

Antonio Galloni

The 2018 Pinot Noir Freestone Occidental is a truly remarkable wine. Maybe that is the vintage, or the added complexity the vines are acquiring with time, but the 2018 Freestone Occidental makes me incredibly curious to taste the rest of the 2018s. Bright, focused and beautifully sculpted, the 2018 is a wine of total elegance and finesse. Moreover, it captures the savory, energetic, saline style that is so typical of this part of the Sonoma Coast. 94 points

Erin Brooks

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

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