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Date Printed: 10/31/2014
Innocent Bystander Shiraz Viognier 2004
Innocent Bystander Shiraz Viognier 2004
(search item no. 84801)
screw cap wine

Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/31/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Number 42 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007!

97% Shiraz, 3% Viognier

The screwcap closure is used to ensure freshness and preserve the characters of the wine and eliminate the possibility of cork

Aromas of violets, licorice, aniseed and white pepper. The palate is rambunctious and funky with blueberry jam flavors. It is soft, chewy and lingers in the mouth. Enjoy this wine with game meats, lamb & pork chop and grilled or barbequed steaks.

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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.