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Innocent Bystander Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2008

Pinot Noir from Yarra Valley, Australia
  • JH90
0% ABV
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  • W&S91
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  • JH95
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Winemaker Notes

The nose explodes with dark cherries, cranberries and fresh raspberries backed by subtlenutmeg and cinnamon spices. Underlying truffles and meaty, wet earth and mushroomnotes add complexity. The juicy palate displays fresh berries with a slippery, rich andslightly tart finish. The perfect match for chargrilled quail and rosemary, or Peking duckpancakes.

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

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Australian Wine Companion
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.
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Innocent Bystander, , Australia
Innocent Bystander
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 group of winemakers and viticulturalists who eschew the bland direction and market dominance increasingly exerted by the large corporate winemaking groups, the folks behind these wines see themselves as innocent bystanders. They remain accountable to their craft, not shareholders.

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The Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without thinking of the other. Although Cabernet has many important outposts throughout the wine world, nowhere else has it achieved such success (and, at the highest end, commanded such lofty prices) than in Napa. Here, it is responsible for bold, opulent, and dark-fruited wines with grippy tannins and a healthy dose of alcohol. The best examples can age for decades. Each of Napa’s smaller sub-AVAs imparts a different character to Cabernet, such as Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District's tart cherry flavors.

SOU155530_2008 Item# 95613

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