2016 Occidental Pinot Noir Bodega Headlands Vineyard Cuvee Elizabeth

Year: 2016
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Country: USA - California
Vinous Media: 96
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.4%
Price :
$129.95

BRAVO STEVE KISTLER!! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!

"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 easy comparison of the wines Steve Kistler made at Kistler and those he makes now at Occidental. The stylistic shift between then and now is startling. Once a dark, inky Pinot, the 2016 Bodega Headlands Cuvée Elizabeth is perfumed, intensely savory and nervous in feel. Crushed rose petal, mint and chalk add nuance to a core of bright, red-toned fruit. Intensely saline and vibrant, the 2016 is magnificent today. " (VM)

Winery Notes:
High-pitched aromas of red raspberry, crushed stone, and rose petal. A pure, crystalline wine that features a stunning combination of precision, finesse, and razor-edged salinity. This is a beautifully layered and balanced wine that finishes with bright red fruit and floral intensity. -SK