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Occidental Freestone Pinot Noir 2022

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Vintage: 2022
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Crafted with the same meticulous care and techniques as the vineyard-designated pinots, the Occidental Freestone Pinot Noir 2022 emerges as a testament to the expertise of winemaker Steve Kistler at Occidental Wines. This pinot noir, a harmonious symphony of craftsmanship and terroir, encapsulates the essence of the Sonoma Coast, reflecting the winery’s unwavering commitment to excellence.

In the glass, the Occidental Freestone Pinot Noir displays a crystalline, vibrant hue, a prelude to the sensory journey ahead. Its color, bright and inviting, sets the stage for an olfactory ballet. The nose is greeted by an enticing array of juicy red berries, a hallmark of the Kistler Occidental Pinot Noir lineage. The aroma is intricate, weaving together the freshness of primary fruits with an intriguing saline character, hinting at the coastal whispers that have nurtured these vines.

On the palate, the Occidental Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is a revelation of balance and refinement. Each sip reveals a tapestry of bright, primary red fruits, dancing gracefully with a saline minerality that speaks of its Freestone-Occidental origins. The wine’s crystalline nature shines through, presenting a mouthwatering acidity that beckons the next taste. Yet, amidst this vibrant acidity lies a surprising twist ” a touch of salinity, a nod to the coastal breezes that cradle the vineyards. This saline mineral finish is not just a flavor but a journey to the very heart of Occidental’s terroir.

The Occidental Freestone Occidental Pinot Noir resonates with a structure that is nothing short of architectural. The tannins, beautifully sculpted, provide a framework that is both robust and refined, allowing the wine’s inherent finesse and energy to flow freely. The modest alcohol content, a mere 13.3%, ensures that every nuance and subtlety is given space to shine, making the Freestone Occidental Pinot Noir a versatile companion to a myriad of culinary adventures.

In its youth, the Occidental Pinot Noir is a portrait of vibrancy and potential. It offers an experience that is delightful and complex, with a promise of evolution that beckons collectors and enthusiasts alike. As it matures, the narrative of the Freestone Occidental Pinot Noir will unfold, revealing layers of complexity and depth that are the hallmarks of Occidental Winery under Steve Kistler’s stewardship.

The Freestone Occidental Pinot Noir is not merely a wine; it is an embodiment of a place, a climate, and a winemaker’s vision. Steve Kistler’s Occidental Winery has once again crafted a pinot noir that stands as a testament to the unique character of the Sonoma Coast. With each bottle of Occidental Freestone Pinot Noir 2022, one uncorks the essence of Freestone-Occidental ” a wine that resonates with the harmony of its origins, promising an experience that is as unforgettable as it is unique.

26 reviews for Occidental Freestone Pinot Noir 2022

  1. Cheryl Miller

    The freestone occidental is a marvel. Loved the earthy and strawberry hints, beautifully blended!

  2. James Savala

    The Occidental Freestone 2022 is a beautiful blend of blackberry and rhubarb flavors. Free shipping on 12 bottles is such a steal!

  3. Raul Goodman

    Thrilled with the Freestone Occidental Pinot Noir! The pepper and forest floor notes gave a nice kick to the smooth cherry flavor. Ideal for a Sonoma County wine tour.

  4. John Manygoats

    Just tried the Occidental Freestone Pinot Noir, and it’s a revelation! Sensational cherry and earthy flavors!

  5. Dorothy Fontenette

    The freestone occidental pinot noir is a revelation. The cinnamon and minerals notes are tastefully unique!

  6. Irving Price

    Occidental Winery Steve Kistler has done it again with the Occidental Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. The unique mix of plum, pomegranate, and black cherry flavours is exquisite. A must for red wine lovers!

  7. Florence Ragsdale

    Freestone Occidental is a classic red wine pinot! Savored the notes of vanilla and red fruit, truly a Sonoma County gem!

  8. Teresa Wolf

    The Kistler Occidental Pinot Noir is a red wine lover’s dream. With a rich blend of red cherry and pepper, it’s savory and classic!

  9. Michael Price

    Just had the Occidental Freestone Pinot Noir and it was an absolute delight! The cherry and cranberry flavors danced on my tongue. A must-try!

  10. Sherry West

    The occidental freestone pinot noir is a celebration of flavors. The cherry and cranberry notes are outstanding!

  11. Hazel Mccoun

    Occidental Winery Steve Kistler has outdone themselves with this Pinot Noir. The violet and cola notes are unforgettable!

  12. Sheri Shepherd

    The Occidental Pinot Noir 2022 is a delightful mix of wild strawberry and chocolate flavors. Pairs well with game birds too!

  13. Donald Winkleman

    The savory and classic occidental pinot is a must-have. Loved the pepper and forest floor notes!

  14. Michelle Joseph

    The Kistler Occidental Pinot Noir is a sensual blend of leather, mushroom, and a hint of smoke. Paired it with duck and it was divine! Can’t wait for the Occidental Freestone 2022.

  15. Vicki Huntley

    The occidental freestone occidental pinot noir is a dream. The red fruit and red cherry flavors are a perfect pairing!

  16. Samuel Dowd

    The Occidental Freestone is a red wine pinot that’s both savory and classic. The star anise and blueberry flavors are a delightful surprise!

  17. John Moore

    The occidental pinot noir is a taste sensation. Raspberry and vanilla notes are simply divine!

  18. Cory Strong

    The Occidental Freestone 2022 is an excellent choice. The smoke and white pepper notes are a pleasant surprise!

  19. Yvonne Brubaker

    The Occidental Freestone Occidental Pinot Noir is a taste of the forest floor. Loved the unique leather and mushroom flavors!

  20. Alfred Jones

    The Red wine pinot from Sonoma County, Occidental Freestone is a gem. The leather and mushroom flavors are exceptionally good!

  21. Mark Brown

    Occidental Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is a standout. The pomegranate and black cherry flavors are rich and exciting!

  22. Vera Hancock

    The occidental pinot noir is a must-try. Perfectly paired with duck and the hints of strawberry and raspberry were delightful!

  23. Mary Brown

    The Occidental Freestone Occidental Pinot Noir is a savory and classic red wine pinot. The earthy tones perfectly balanced with notes of strawberry and raspberry. Perfect with game birds!

  24. Florence Obrien

    The Occidental Freestone-Occidental Pinot Noir is a feast for the senses. Loved the intense cranberry and oak notes!

  25. Charles Murphy

    I recently got the Occidental Pinot Noir 2022 with free shipping on 12 bottles. The vanilla and red fruit flavor blew me away! Highly recommend the Occidental Freestone.

  26. Amber Verdugo

    Occidental Pinot is a treat for the taste buds. Its smoke and white pepper notes are perfectly balanced with a hint of plum!

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What is unique about Occidental Freestone Pinot Noir?

Occidental Freestone Pinot Noir stands out for its harmonious blend of bright red fruits and distinct saline minerality. Masterfully crafted by Steve Kistler, it showcases precise balance, beautifully sculpted tannins, and a vibrant, long finish, truly reflecting the unique terroir of the Sonoma Coast.

What does Occidental Freestone Pinot Noir 2022 taste like?

Earthy Flavors of the wine

leather, earthy, mushroom

Red Fruit flavors of the wine

cherry, raspberry, red fruit

Oaky Flavors of the wine

oak, tobacco, vanilla

peach, baked apple

Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

blackberry, plum, dark fruit

Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

pepper, licorice, cinnamon

Citrus notes found in the wine

citrus, lemon, grapefruit


Vegetal notes found in the wine



guava, kiwi

Floral aromas found in the wine

violet, potpourri, perfume

Food Pairing with Occidental Freestone Pinot Noir 2022

Our wine experts think this Red Wine Occidental Freestone Pinot Noir 2022 wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!
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