Yarra Valley, Port Phillip

Innocent Bystander

Yarra Valley Syrah 2014

No formal notes but loved this savoury spicy Northern Rhone style showing Cured Meats, Bacon and Charcuterie - smoky. Judicious use of whole bunch in the ferment. Medium weight with a little dry red fruits but essentially a savoury earthy driven wine. Ridiculous value at $19 per bottle. — 5 days ago

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Oakridge

Vineyard Series Henk Chardonnay 2019

N: lemon cream, apples, stone
P: very crisp w a hint of cream. Lemon and crisp apples, a bit of pepper shows up as well.
Lean but with a bit of leesy texture, and lots of acidity,
— a month 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 — 2 months ago

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Oakridge

864 Charlie's Block Chardonnay 2011

My last bottle of this excellent Oakridge 864 Chardonnay. See previous Delectable notes. Great citric intensity on nose and palate. Oak is totally integrated - just a faint vanilla note. My previous note in May 2021 said lacking mid palate fruit but this has filled out nicely - it just needed another year. — 9 days ago

Jamie, Ira and 20 others liked this

Tom Belford

Rising Yarra Valley Gamay 2019

Very pleasant surprise for this “different” grape for me! Light body, soft tannins and interesting flavours of strawberry, grass and ash. Has won me over! — a month ago

Luke Lambert

Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2017

Lemon, lime, grapefruit with a mealy note. More full bodied and lush than I was expecting. Good to see it’s not a sulphidic, thin and restrained style which we see all too often these days. Pretty good - I enjoyed this from one of the up and coming young winemakers in the Yarra. — 2 months ago

Ron, Ira and 17 others liked this

Coldstream Hills

Yarra Valley Chardonnay

Full bodied Chardonnay with notes of pineapple, overripe peaches, apricot and toasted coconut. Bright with long finish — 16 days ago

Brent, Tom and 3 others liked this

Yarra Yering

Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2013

Another from our fave Yarra winery! Drinking great right now, lush berries, fine herb presence, nice acidity. Really elegant and really well balanced! — 8 days ago

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Giant Steps

LDR Yarra Valley Pinot Noir Syrah 2019

No formal notes. See previous notes for other vintages. Pretty consistent from year to year. Just designed to be smashable. The red fruits, strawberry and raspberry from the Pinot combined with the pepper, spice and herbs from the Syrah. Can’t see that further cellaring will improve it in any way. — 2 months ago

Ron, Ira and 18 others liked this
Bob McDonald

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Yes Ron I’m sure people would think that, however it is quite an old blend favoured by Hunter Valley pioneer and legend, Maurice O’Shea who was making wines like this in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. I think Dr Bailey Carrodus at Yarra Yering might have tinkered with it as well.
Ming L

Ming L

I had the Levantine Hill Rubeus, a blend of CS, Shiraz, PN, and Merlot. Looking back at my note it was quite seamless as well. Admittedly I tried it totally out of curiosity, but I’m glad I did.
Bob McDonald

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Levantine Hill’s reputation is rising as a top quality producer. There is so much quality wine available at the moment in Australia.