Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from Yarra Valley, Australia

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Item No. 130470
  • WS88
  • RP88
  • ST88
Style: Light & Fruity

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
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Winemaker's Notes

A high quality pinot that punches well above its weight from a very good vintage that is all about varietal fruit, with enough spice and oak to satisfy all comers. Ripe cherry flavor comes through on the front of the palate and strawberry, and rhubarb fruit characters integrate with coconutty oak on the middle palate. The finish has smooth, earthy tannins.

Critical Acclaim

"Crisp, fresh and inviting, with dark berry and orange peel notes weaving through fine-grained tannins, finishing with intensity."
88 Points

"Pale ruby-purple in color, the 2012 Pinot Noir gives aromas of red cherries, raspberry leaves and mulberries with touches of lavender and damp earth. Medium-bodied with good concentration of red berry flavor, it possesses just the slightest herbal edge and is textured by a soft suggestion of tannins before finishing with good persistence"
88 Points

"Light red. Aromas of dried red fruits and black tea are complemented by a deeper licorice nuance. Offers bitter cherry and redcurrant flavors that gain sweetness with air. Slightly pinched on the finish, which is given grip by fine-grained tannins that slip smoothly into the fruit."
88 Points

Learn About Innocent Bystander Map ItMap It

The idea behind Innocent Bystander is to produce great value, food friendly wines that are not your run of the mill varietal blends. Taking fruit from various sources in Central Victoria (in particular Sangiovese, Shiraz, Pinot Gris and Viognier) the team at Innocent Bystander is inspired to utilize and showcase the natural qualities of each region in their unique blends. As a...

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Learn About Yarra Valley

A short drive from Melbourne, Yarra Valley is the oldest and most successful of Victoria's wine growing regions. The cool climate of the area makes it suitable for the popular varieties of Pinot Noir & Chardonnay. Shiraz is also grown here and produces elegant and restrained wines, showing a different side to Australian wine. Notable Facts Producers of the Yarra Valley have hit...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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