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Date Printed: 11/27/2014
Sticks Pinot Noir 2008
Sticks Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 115142)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 88 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 86 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Pinot Noir has a vibrant, bright red color with purple hues. The bouquet is one of dark cherry, plum, and red berries with hints of spice. The fresh red berries are evident on the palate with mulberry and spice.
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About Sticks:

Winemaker Rob "Sticks" Dolan crafts these wines from fruit grown on premium vineyards in Victoria's Yarra Valley. Rob Dolan's career began in South Australia, where he learned the art of making wine from the ground up. He developed and refined his skills under the instruction of two of Australia's most distinguished teachers. It was during this time that the budding winemaker and towering sportsman, known as "Sticks", was also a dual premiership player for the Port Adelaide Football Club.

In 1991, Rob Dolan became the winemaker at Yarra Ridge. The small family winery provided Rob with the opportunity to experiment, which enabled him to hone his winemaking skills. His efforts were immediately recognized on the international show circuit. Rob proceeded to plant his first "Sticks" grapes in the mid 1980's. The goal at Sticks is to provide today's drinker with immensely satisfying wines at affordable prices.