Coldstream Hills Pinot Noir 2008

Pinot Noir from Yarra Valley, Australia

$33.00 $24.99
Save $8.01
Item No. 114455
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • RP90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

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: 14.0%

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%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Medium red with a purple hue. Attractive varietal fruit characters of cherry and raspberry are evident with underlying gaminess and spice on the nose. Toasty oak adds further complexity to the wine's bouquet, but does not dominate. Medium bodied in style with silky texture and length. Cherry and plum fruit characters dominate the palate with underlying gaminess and spice.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2008 Pinot Noir, which spent 9 months in 27% new French oak, is medium ruby-colored and displays an alluring bouquet of black cherry and black raspberry with hints of game and spice box in the background. On the palate this medium-bodied effort exhibits excellent varietal character, a silky texture, cherry and plum flavors, and incipient complexity. Give it 2-3 years of additional bottle age and drink it from 2011 to 2020."
90 Points

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Learn About Coldstream Hills

Coldstream Hills was established in 1985 by James and Suzanne Halliday. From its initial vintage of 450 cases it has grown to become one of Australia's leading small wineries, its wines sold in some 16 countries and a reputation out of all proportion to its size. Situated in the cool and beautiful Yarra Valley, about one hour's drive east of Melbourne, its steep, close-planted...

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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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