Innocent Bystander

Innocent Bystander

Known Pleasures Gateway Shiraz 2018

Lam S
9.2

Nose: blackcurrent, vanila. Plum. white chocolate, honey. Earthy
High quality soft tannin. Medium dry. Acidity 7/10.
Medium to full body. Hint of spice. Pretty long lasting.
— a month ago

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Freedom Hill Vineyard Pinot Blanc 2015

Pear. Melon. River stone. Grass. Just lovely. I’ve got chicken thighs, Black Forest Ham, asparagus, shiitakes on sauté. Will add Alfredo and pasta to go with. Summer evening — 2 months ago

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Yarra Valley Pink Moscato

Sweet, but not sickeningly so. Light and summery. — 3 months ago

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Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

The nose is expansive and jumps from the glass with red and black fruit. The palate shows the same with revealing pepper and herbs adding complexity to the fruit. — a month ago

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Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2015

wOM 6-19. Light, a little fruit forward but nice pepper finish. — 2 months ago

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Yarra Valley Syrah 2012

It’s amazing how many grape varietals do well in the Yarra Valley - Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Riesling is about the only mainstream variety that doesn’t. This Syrah is an excellent cool climate expression of the grape with aromas of Bacon, Spice and Indian Bazaar. A good new world rendition of Northern Rhone Syrah. Made by former Australian wine maker of the year - Steve Flamsteed when Innocent Bystander was under the auspices of Giant Steps. Not the case now. — 3 months ago

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Rosé Moscato

Rose petals, strawberries, like a sparkling juice wine, pairs well with sweet fruit. — 2 months ago

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Zenith Vineyard Pinot Noir

Cherries and baking spices, but tasted flat, at least at first. After an hour or so, it began to open and soften, allowing the flavors to meld in pleasant ways. Ultimately it became an enjoyable wine. — a month ago

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Special Selection Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

Bryce Bannatyne
9.1

The fanciest bottle of Oregon PN I own. 5 barrels produced. Could've gonna another ten years. Rocking. — 2 months ago

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Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir

A little chlorophyll on the nose, but it’s rounded out by the scent of red raspberries and cocoa. Raspberries on the front, but it’s not in-your-face fruit. Light tannic structure like a typical Burgundy — very drinkable!

I also tasted the 2011 (which was a very cold year) along the 2014, and I’d give the 2011 vintage an 8.0.

— 3 months ago

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