2018 Occidental Pinot Noir SWK Vineyard

Year: 2018
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Country: USA - California
Vinous Media: 100
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.4%
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"The 2018 Pinot Noir SWK Vineyard, from the high, steeped section of the Bodega Headlands ranch, is one of the most hauntingly beautiful, mesmerizing wines I have tasted from Occidental. A Pinot of majestic complexity and nuance, the 2018 possesses stunning depth and intensity right out of the gate. Lavender, spice, crushed rocks, mint and blood orange infuse the 2018 with magnificent depth. The 2018 SWK has it all; captivating aromatics, beautifully layered fruit, and tons of structure. It is another fabulous wine from this benchmark Pinot vintage on the Sonoma Coast. " (VM)

Winery Notes:
High-toned and heady all at once. A bouquet of red and black fruits is layered with fresh thyme, crushed stone, sea water. Savory as well as floral, equally red and black fruited, the wine is totally harmonious. Expresses a tremendous depth of flavor that is more linear than rounded. Nervy, chiseled, and tightly-wound - no other Occidental pinot noir is so salty and mineral-rich in character. Well-defined flavors of tiny alpine strawberries, violets, red currants. Finishes long and hauntingly persistent. -SK