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Pinot Noir 'Occidental Station Vyd - Cuvee Catherine', Occidental [by Steve Kistler]

Each year at harvest, Occidental Station is our first vineyard to be picked. Since the fruit always goes into our fermenters first, it does not enjoy the benefit of large populations of yeast already circulating in the winery. Therefore, it is often the slowest to start and may take over three weeks to complete alcoholic fermentation. The extended time in the fermenter only enhances its expressive personality, which features a vibrant purple color, bright natural acidity, and notes of violet, graphite, and cassis. The Occidental Station pinot noir is distinctly purple in its fruit character, in comparison to the red-fruited Bodega Headlands and SWK wines.

Producer:
Vintage:
2012
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Sonoma Coast
Variety:
Pinot Noir
Color:
Red