2014 Occidental Pinot Noir Bodega Headlands Vineyard Cuvee Elizabeth
Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 97 RP
The highlight in this range from Occidental, the 2014 Pinot Noir Bodega Headlands Cuvée Elizabeth is brisk, perfumed and aromatic. It is also nowhere near as alluring for the near term as the Sonoma Coast or Occidental Station. Here the expression of fruit is intensely linear, with biting acidity and plenty of tannic underpinning. Blue and purplish-toned fruit, licorice, lavender and violet give the Bodega Headlands its distinct darker shades of expression. The flavors are both vivid and transparent. In my view, the Cuvée Elizabeth is the most complete of these wines. Don’t miss it.
Vinous Media | 97 VM
Aromas of blackberry and plum with strawberries and flowers. Full body, round and silky with a bright acidity. Citrusy undertone. Love the finish to this. Focused and precise. Orange peel and salt. Better in 2020 yet already a beauty.
James Suckling | 95 JS
Centered on a core of spicy, peppery wild berry, raspberry, light oak and savory nuances, this deftly balanced effort offers a lively, engaging aftertaste. Drink now through 2024. 1,058 cases made.
Wine Spectator | 91 WS
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