Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from Yarra Valley, Australia

Price: $19.99
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The 2012 vintage is available for: $17.99
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Item No. 122107
  • W&S91
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: 12.9%

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%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Aromas of briary chocolate, brambly red berries and just a hint of stemmy spice lead into earth, cocoa dusted espresso beans and a sprinkle of orange peel characters on 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.

Critical Acclaim

"Here's a steal: a light, crisp, cherry-scented pinot noir with delicate weight and refreshing length of flavor. A high-toned scent of juniper and rose adds to the wine's finesse. Compellingly drinkable. Best Buy."
91 Points

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Rating:
(1/2/2014)
Style: Light & Fruity
Such a good Pinot Noir. Compared to brands on either side of its price this is still my favorite of its variety. Light and easy drinking with enough oomph to actually pair with a variety of foods.
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lmixter - Pittsburgh, PA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/14/2013)
Style: Fruity & Smooth
Excellent red wine!
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Rating:
(10/14/2013)
Style: Light & Fruity
very good pinot noir
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Rating:
(6/21/2013)
The wine was really insignificant tasting. Okay, but after a day of being open it was musty. Perhaps I got a bad bottle (it being an above 90 score) but it was way too light for the pinot I like and didn't keep well.
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Scott Davidson - Canonsburg, PA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(11/24/2013)
Style: Light & Fruity
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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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