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Date Printed: 9/14/2014
Innocent Bystander Pinot Gris 2005
Innocent Bystander Pinot Gris 2005
(search item no. 90245)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 9/14/2014: $19.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 88 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Nose: Dried pear, cashew nuts, slatey, zesty. Almond meal, fresh honey on toasted sourdough.

Palate: Poached pear, talc, zesty, pithy. Talcum powder tannins and pithy mouthfeel. Tight structure.

Food: Hot french fries with fresh mayo. Washed rind cheese. Parmesan & pear, olives, tapas. Pumpkin gnocchi.

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About Innocent Bystander:

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 group of winemakers and viticulturalists who eschew the bland direction and market dominance increasingly exerted by the large corporate winemaking groups, the folks behind these wines see themselves as innocent bystanders. They remain accountable to their craft, not shareholders.