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Instagram LIVE Tasting with Catherine Kistler of Occidental
October 2, 2020

Instagram LIVE Tasting with Catherine Kistler of Occidental

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Join us next Friday, October 9th at 5:00PM when Wally’s President Christian Navarro will be catching up with Catherine Kistler in a live virtual tasting on Wally’s TV. Playing an integral role at Occidental Wines, Catherine represents the second-generation of the Kistler family making wine in Sonoma Coast, working alongside her father, the legendary Steve Kistler. The tasting will exclusively feature three Pinot Noirs from Occidental including their limited single vineyard wines from Bodega Headlands Vineyard and Occidental Station Vineyard. Place your order today and taste along with Christian and Catherine to learn about the story behind one of Sonoma Coast’s finest new properties.

THE DETAILS

When:

Friday, October 9th, 5:00PM

Where:

Instagram Live @Wallysofficial

What:

Taste and enjoy some of the finest expressions from the winery, hear personal stories about the winery, ask questions during a live Q&A

How:

Step 1: Follow Wally’s Official on Instagram @wallysofficial

Step 2: To experience the wines with Catherine and Christian, you must order your bottles
by Monday.

We are offering FREE local delivery and FREE ground shipping.



2018 Occidental Pinot Noir Freestone-Occidental

Wally's Price: $65

The 2018 Pinot Noir Freestone-Occidental comes mostly from younger vines at the Occidental property but is made with the same attention to detail as the other wines in the portfolio, using free-run juice. Its nose is an aromatic well, offering crushed blueberries, charcuterie, Earl Grey tea leaves, graphite, saline, bitter orange peel and potpourri aromas. In the mouth, it explodes with lush fruits that give way after their initial rush to bitter, citrusy, minerally accents. It has a fine grain, seamless freshness and long, layered finish. It's enjoyable now but will age well over the next five to eight-plus years. - Erin Brooks, Wine Advocate

95+ points, Wine Advocate

May 15, 2019 6:27:57 AM




2017 Bodega Headlands Vineyard Cuvee Elizabeth

Wally's Price: $155

One of my favorites in the lineup (but we are splitting hairs), the 2017 Pinot Noir Bodega Headlands Vineyard Cuvee Elizabeth comes from the estate vineyard located around the estate, lying at 400 to 750 feet in elevation. Mostly potential at this point, its dense purple hue is followed by incredibly pure notes of black raspberries, mulberries, pine forest, spring flowers, and an almost iodine/seaside-like salinity and minerality. Medium to full-bodied, with bright acidity, it’s an energetic, racy yet brilliantly balanced, lengthy Pinot Noir that’s going to benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and keep for a decade. This is another thrilling wine from Steve Kistler and family. - Jeb Dunnuck

97 points, Jeb Dunnuck

May 15, 2019 6:27:57 AM



2017 Occidental Station Vineyard

Wally's Price: $155

The 2017 Pinot Noir Occidental Station is stunning from the very first taste. The purity of the fruit here is simply dazzling. Soft curves, silky tannins and soaring aromatics give the Occidental Station tons of allure. Super-ripe red cherry, red plum, blood orange, mint and sweet spice infuse the 2017 with tremendous nuance. All the elements meld together in a racy, inviting Pinot that hits all the right notes. The Occidental Station is the one wine in this range that has stems (30%), but they aren't especially notable. In a word: stunning. - Antonio Galloni

95 points, Vinous

May 15, 2019 6:27:57 AM

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