Yarra Peaks

Giant Steps

Applejack Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Delectable Wine

Deep, glistening ruby-red. Ripe, mineral-accented red and blue fruits, incense, musky earth and candied flowers on the seductively perfumed nose. Sappy and alluringly sweet on the palate, offering juicy cherry, black raspberry, savory herb and vanilla flavors along with an exotic Asian spice nuance. Fine-grained and seamless in texture, delivering round, slowly building tannins and an impressively long finish that leaves kirsch and floral notes behind. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, September 2022)
— 24 days ago


Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

boys nite. initial thought not as good as yarra yering or quintet — 2 months ago

Yarra Yering

Dry Red N°1 Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2010

Amazing! Really fragrant red fruits and some earth, it was a Syrah blend but it was light and almost like a full bodied pinot. Found in the Strip menu for 190 which is crazy — 5 months ago

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Giant Steps

Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2020

At the start splashes on the scene with green apple, raspberries, currants and pepper. The spiciness builds further as it opens up while the acidity gets milder. The finish is long and very spicy. Easy to drink. — 23 days ago

Mount Mary

Quintet Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1998

Jeremy Shanker

First time trying older Mount Mary. Memorable Aussie wine. — 2 months ago

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Ancient Peaks

Santa Margarita Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon


I’m starting to love Paso Robles grapes — 2 years ago

Luke Lambert

Yarra Valley Syrah 2017

A new producer for me from the Yarra Valley recommended by Prince Wine Store. Mid plus to dark Ruby red. Aromas of bright red and black cherries with spice (cloves), pepper and dried herbs. A note of dried meat. A medium weight palate. Very different to the Barossa and McLaren Vale. I believe that the Yarra Valley does Cabernet best but they also produce great Syrah in the Northern Rhone style and this is an example. — 5 months ago

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Bob McDonald

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Thanks Travis. I will keep an eye out for the Nebb. Steve Pannell makes an excellent Nebbiolo as well.
Ceccherini Cristiano

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Agreed with Travis on Luke's Nebbiolo, in the good vintages is the only nebbiolo worth drinking out of the Langhe. Never too late about discovering new producers, isn't it? His Syrah is excellent and very European indeed. Cheers!!
Bob McDonald

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Thanks Cec. I will look out for it.

Giant Steps

Yarra Valley Chardonnay

Freshness and purity on full display here. Delicious juice. Serious value. Love their chards. — 23 days ago

Scattered Peaks

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Scattered Peaks , SMALL LOTS, cabernet — 16 days ago

Mount Mary

Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Mid to deep crimson with a touch of purple. A lovely red fruited perfume which will improve In years to come. Still a little contained on the palate with wonderful potential. Mt Mary is an aristocrat of the Yarra Valley covering several wine styles - all of them brilliant. Covering Cabernets (probably the flagship), Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. This will drink well through to the latter part of this decade. Postscript: Received 99 points from James Halliday who is a long time Burgundy nut and has drunk more than his fair share of Grand Cru Burgundy — 3 months ago

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