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2014 Occidental - Pinot Noir Occidental Station Cuvee Catherine

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 98 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 18 JR
  • 94 JS
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 425546-2014
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    An elegant, spicy, deftly balanced and proportioned offering, with vivid wild berry and raspberry flavors that are sharply defined, focused and persistent. Features a long, lingering finish. Drink now through 2022. 1,039 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 94

    Aromas of blueberry and blackberry with hints of dark mushroom. Medium to full body with linear fruit and firm and silky tannins. Stone undertones. Cool and racy profile. Drink in 2019.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2014 Pinot Noir Occidental Station Cuvee Catherine has a youthfully subdued yet staggeringly beautiful perfume of lavender, moss-covered bark, fallen leaves and rose hip tea over a core of pomegranate, kirsch and black raspberries with a waft of wild thyme. Medium-bodied with a taut, very well-structured palate, it has firm, ripe, exquisitely fine-grained tannins and a lively backbone of freshness supporting the intensely fragrant fruit and earth layers, finishing with some mineral hints. It really needs another year or two in bottle and should drink over the next 15+ years.
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
  • Vinous | Rating: 96

    The 2014 Pinot Noir Occidental Station CuvAce Catherine is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. A wine of depth, texture and pure pedigree, the 2014 will leave readers weak at the knees. It is every bit that striking. Succulent red cherry, blood orange, pomegranate, mint, spice and dried flowers are some of the notes that give the 2014 its exotic, haunting personality. Dramatic in its fruit intensity and yet also marvelously translucent, the 2014 simply has it all. Time in the glass just brings out more and more of the wine's deep, inherent character.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Transparent blueish crimson. Intense, savoury, many-layered nose with shades of mushroom. Although the vines here are younger than those in the Kistler Vineyard further inland, the flavours here in Occidental seem more intense. There's a great fan of rich - yet not heavy - ripe Pinot on the end. Really pretty glorious!
    Author: Jancis Robinson
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  • California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 342 bottles owned
    • 73 collectors