2016 Occidental Pinot Noir Running Fence Vineyard Cuvee Catherine

Year: 2016
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Country: USA - California
Vinous Media: 96
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.4%
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"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, dried flowers and star anise are all laced together in this very pretty, expressive Pinot Noir. The 2016 is translucent and wonderfully energetic at the outset, but then gains volume with time in the glass. It is another gorgeous and highly nuanced wine in the range." (VM)

Winery Notes:
A striking nose combines the wild red berry aromas of the Cuvée Elizabeth and SWK Vineyard with darker tones of black raspberry, violets, and oriental spice. This vivid mix of red and black fruits is braced by a beam of salty minerality that adds structure and tension to this impressive wine. Finishes with great energy, length, and a rising perfume. -SK