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Date Printed: 11/27/2014
Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir 2010
Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir 2010
(search item no. 111297)
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International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2013 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2012 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 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
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark cocoa powder, poached cherries with hints of truffle oil, fresh tobacco, wet earth and dark red forest berries dance around the nose. On the palate, flavors of cherry compote are complemented by fresh bramble and a hint of tar and grilled meat that finish with a lingering twang of chalky tannin. The perfect match for chargrilled quail and rosemary, Peking duck pancakes, Beaufort cheese or bruschetta with olive tapenade and feta cheese.
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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.