Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir 2008

Pinot Noir from Yarra Valley, Australia

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Item No. 95613
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Style: Light & Fruity

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

The nose explodes with dark cherries, cranberries and fresh raspberries backed by subtle nutmeg and cinnamon spices. Underlying truffles and meaty, wet earth and mushroom notes add complexity. The juicy palate displays fresh berries with a slippery, rich and slightly tart finish. The perfect match for chargrilled quail and rosemary, or Peking duck pancakes.

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

Critical Acclaim

"Vivid red. Sexy, highly perfumed bouquet of strawberry, raspberry, potpourri and minerals. Impressively pure, with fresh red berry flavors and seductive sweetness. The finish strongly echoes the raspberry note and leaves a tangy trail of minerals and flowers behind. A super value for pinot."
90 Points

"Really bright colour and lovely vibrant fruit; young, juicy and lots of fun with a touch of spice playing support to delicious cherry fruit; certainly a wine to be enjoyed and not necessarily in moderation."
90 Points

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Rating:
(9/28/2010)
One of the best Pinot's for the $ available!
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Rating:
(9/22/2010)
This was just so smooth yet flavorful. It was enjoyed by many of us and we have a wide range of palates to satisfy.
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Ronald Lytle - Las Vegas, NV (read all my reviews)

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(9/24/2010)
I was pleasantly surprised by this Pinot from Australia. It had some nice earthy tones similar to Oregon Pinot's
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Lee Tagai - Lexington, MO (read all my reviews)

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(9/19/2010)
This wine was very smooth. It was clear on the glass, as I swirled it around and tasted very good.
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Tropico - Dallas, TX (read all my reviews)

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(9/22/2010)
Harsh in an Australian outback sort of way. We used the rest for cooking.
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Lynn Looby - Newtown Square, PA (read all my reviews)

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Learn About Innocent Bystander Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Yarra Valley

A short drive from Melbourne, Yarra Valley is the oldest and most successful of Victoria's wine growing regions. The cool climate of the area makes it suitable for the popular varieties of Pinot Noir & Chardonnay. Shiraz is also grown here and produces elegant and restrained wines, showing a different side to Australian wine. Notable Facts Producers of the Yarra Valley have hit...

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