2016 Occidental Pinot Noir SWK Vineyard

Year: 2016
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Country: USA - California
Vinous Media: 97
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.4%
Price :
$129.95

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

"The 2016 Pinot Noir SWK Vineyard emerges from the highest point of Steve Kistler's Bodega Headlands property. Vibrant and exquisitely beautiful, the 2016 is a striking wine that is going to need a number of years to come together. There is a lot here, but the 2016 is painfully closed at this stage. Dark red cherry, plum, blood orange, mint and rose petal all develop in the glass, with bright saline notes that give the wine shape and energy. Today, the SWK is utterly exquisite, but my impression is it will be an even better wine in a few years' time." (VM)

Winery Notes:
Captivating aromas of wild red berries, crushed flowers and fresh thyme. Finely-etched and precise with a strong, soil-driven character. An intriguing saline quality accentuates the intense red berry flavors. Turns more savory on the finish with fine-grained tannins and subtle, rising length. -SK