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Date Printed: 7/30/2014
Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir 2005
Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir 2005
(search item no. 90113)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $16.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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, the team at Innocent Bystander is inspired to utilize and showcase the natural qualities of each region with their unique blends.

Nose: Sweet and floral with perfumes of maraschino cherries, strawberry coulis and rosewater.

Palate: Medium body with a velvety mouth feel. Hints of dark chocolate, black cherries, strawberries and ripe plums.

Food pairings: Stuffed mushrooms with goat cheese, butternot squash risotto, wood fired pizza with prosciutto, stir-fried Chinese noodles with roast pork

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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.