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Date Printed: 3/25/2017
Innocent Bystander Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2008
Innocent Bystander Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 95613)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 3/25/2017: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2015 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com rating: 90 points
2014 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2014 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2014 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2013 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2013 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2012 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2012 Decanter rating: 90 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
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The nose explodes with dark cherries, cranberries and fresh raspberries backed by subtlenutmeg and cinnamon spices. Underlying truffles and meaty, wet earth and mushroomnotes add complexity. The juicy palate displays fresh berries with a slippery, rich andslightly tart finish. The perfect match for chargrilled quail and rosemary, or Peking duckpancakes.

The 2008 season, with long, warm summer days and cool nights, produced fruit withideal ripeness and sugar balance. Vineyard sites were selected for their high diurnaltemperature range, resulting in wines with high natural acidity and low pH. All fruit washand harvested.

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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.