Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from Yarra Valley, Australia

$19.99
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The 2012 vintage is available for: $17.99
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Item No. 104763
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • ST88
  • RP88
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.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
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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.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2009 Pinot Noir comes from 6 growers right across the Yarra and I'm told all the fruit was harvested before the fires. It receives around 20-30% carbonic maceration. With a medium ruby color, it gives intense, lifted raspberry and warm cherry aromas with that distinctive carbonic estery character. It has a medium body with medium acidity and a good amount of berry fruit in the mid-palate. Drink this one now to 2014. "
88 Points

"Bright red. Spicy red berries and flowers on the nose, with a subtle herbal quality adding complexity. Fresh raspberry and candied rose flavors are given spine and focus by tangy minerality. Opens up with aeration, taking on a deeper dark berry character while maintaining energy. Easygoing and attractively sweet pinot with good finishing clarity and juicy persistence. This would be good lightly chilled."
88 Points

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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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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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