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    Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir 2008
    Pinot Noir - Yarra Valley, Australia

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    • JH90
    • ST90
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 90 International Wine Cellar, 90 Australian Wine Companion

    Region: Yarra Valley, Australia

    Varietal: Pinot Noir

    Other Info: Screw Cap Wines

    Style: Light & Fruity

    Item no. 95613

    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.

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

    Critical Acclaim:

    Vivid red. Sexy, highly perfumed bouquet of strawberry, raspberry, potpourri and minerals. Impressively pure, with fresh red berry flavors and seductive sweetness. The finish strongly echoes the raspberry note and leaves a tangy trail of minerals and flowers behind. A super value for pinot.

    90 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    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.

    90 Points
    Australian Wine Companion
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    David Wesson (9/28/2010)
    One of the best Pinot's for the $ available!
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    Bennydabull (9/22/2010)
    This was just so smooth yet flavorful. It was enjoyed by many of us and we have a wide range of palates to satisfy.
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    Ronald Lytle (9/24/2010)
    I was pleasantly surprised by this Pinot from Australia. It had some nice earthy tones similar to Oregon Pinot's
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    Lee Tagai (9/19/2010)
    This wine was very smooth. It was clear on the glass, as I swirled it around and tasted very good.
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    Tropico (9/22/2010)
    Harsh in an Australian outback sort of way. We used the rest for cooking.
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    Lynn Looby (12/29/2011)
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    Tartan Army (9/8/2011)
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    henry sotomayor (8/11/2011)

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