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Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

8.6182 ratings
8.513 pro ratings
Yarra Valley, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
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Simple wine with aromas of red berry fruits and some baking spice notes. On the palate blueberry and dried cherry flavors with herb-like spices and citrus notes. Fine tannins, medium finish with vivid acidity ending with fruit character. Tasting Sample.

Simple wine with aromas of red berry fruits and some baking spice notes. On the palate blueberry and dried cherry flavors with herb-like spices and citrus notes. Fine tannins, medium finish with vivid acidity ending with fruit character. Tasting Sample.

Jul 11th, 2019
Ivonne Nill

Was expecting more freshness and balance from Yarra Valley. I got overripe fruit. Mehhh.

Was expecting more freshness and balance from Yarra Valley. I got overripe fruit. Mehhh.

1 person found it helpfulNov 4th, 2014
Rubychick

Didn't love it, dark berry fruits, belies its 16 label with some colour age. Once the sulphur blew off it opened up a little more.

Didn't love it, dark berry fruits, belies its 16 label with some colour age. Once the sulphur blew off it opened up a little more.

May 8th, 2017
Eric Hastings

Beverage and Bar Coordinator Jean-Georges NYC

8.7

Innocent Bystander. Not easy to find affordable Yarra Valley PN, but this is a safe bet

Innocent Bystander. Not easy to find affordable Yarra Valley PN, but this is a safe bet

May 20th, 2015
Jason Rzutkiewicz

Wine Blogger Jason's Wine Blog

8.4

Packed full of vibrant red fruits with medium acidity and fine tannins. One dimensional. Good enough but I'm looking for more...

Packed full of vibrant red fruits with medium acidity and fine tannins. One dimensional. Good enough but I'm looking for more...

Apr 16th, 2015
Terry Frangakis

$25 value buy

$25 value buy

Sep 6th, 2019
Dale Garrison

wOM 6-19. Light, a little fruit forward but nice pepper finish.

wOM 6-19. Light, a little fruit forward but nice pepper finish.

Jul 26th, 2019
Honghui Yu

Very light bodied. Color is an almost transparent ruby red. Raspberries and red fruit on the nose. High acidity but a little thin on the palate.

Very light bodied. Color is an almost transparent ruby red. Raspberries and red fruit on the nose. High acidity but a little thin on the palate.

Jul 15th, 2019
John Nelmes

Very good Pinot hints of cherry

Very good Pinot hints of cherry

May 27th, 2019
Adam Gäfvert

Sällskapsvin som är juicy och läskande, men kanske lite för mycket jordgubbssylt och choklad i smaken för att lyfta. Har vissa gröna stick som fräschar upp.

Sällskapsvin som är juicy och läskande, men kanske lite för mycket jordgubbssylt och choklad i smaken för att lyfta. Har vissa gröna stick som fräschar upp.

Feb 22nd, 2019