About the Wine: Occidental Hills Pinot Noir is a barrel selection from Boheme's estate-grown Pinot Noir vineyards.The components of this reserve coastal cuveé include six Pinot Noir selections grown on three distinct soils. Averaging 34% stem inclusion, the fermentation lots underwent hand punch-down treatment, then aged 22 months in 17% new French Oak cooperage.
Winemaker Tasting Notes: Moderate garnet color in the glass. Somewhat reserved but pleasant nose with aromas of purple berry compote, allspice, and bark. Mid-weight plus in concentration, featuring bold waves of purple and black berry fruit augmented with a touch of spice and earthiness. A bit rustic, showing the effects of whole cluster, with the faintest oak in the background, slightly more noticeable but not imposing tannin. Lovely black cherry and rose petal aromas, more giving fruit flavor and a noticeably long finish. This is the ripest fruited and boldest of our 2018 Pinot Noir wines.
Varietal: Pinot Noir.