Yarra Yering Pinot Noir 2004

Pinot Noir from Yarra Valley, Australia

Item No. 93005
  • red wine
  • ST92
  • RP90
Style: Big & Bold

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:
  • 2005
  • JH94
  • ST92
  • RP91
  • 1998
  • ST90
  • WS88

Winemaker's Notes

A powerful, concentrated Pinot that displays a spicy nose of cherries and currants, supported by charry, cedary oak. The palate builds in intensity with plummy, cherry notes dominating. The oak and tannins are well integrated, running the length of the wine. Will develop over the following 5 years.

Critical Acclaim

"Dark red. Flamboyantly aromatic nose offers piercing notes of wild strawberry, raspberry, fresh rose, violet, magnolia and mocha; smells like a Dujac wine from the '80s, or something from Cristom. Pliant, juicy and fresh, with red berry flavors demonstrating excellent sweetness, focus and verve. This suave, silky midweight could easily be confused for a high-end Burgundy. Finishes on a spicy, peppery note, the sweet red berry flavors repeating. "
92 Points

"There are only 20 cases of the 2004 Pinot Noir. However, it is an example of the potential for this varietal in the cool-climate Yarra Valley. Aged in 35% new oak, it is light ruby-colored with an alluring perfume of pain grille, smoke, earth, raspberry, and rhubarb. Light- to medium-bodied and elegantly styled, this Pinot has a velvety texture, excellent depth, and a long, sweet finish. Drink it over the next 5-7 years."
90 Points

Learn About Yarra Yering Map ItMap It

Yarra Yering was planted at the foot of the Warramate Hills in 1969 by Dr Bailey Carrodus. In 1973 he released the first commercial vintage of wine from the Yarra Valley since 1923. The wines are a reflection of this highly individual man, the site he chose so carefully, and the vagaries of the seasons in which they are produced. From the beginning the aim was to produce wines...

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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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