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Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

8.6159 ratings
8.511 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
Top Notes For
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
Shawn Ross

One of the best Australian pinot noirs I have had.

One of the best Australian pinot noirs I have had.

Jun 25th, 2018
JJ Lumia

Cherry and earth flavors. Good flavor but straight forward. The finish is thin and watery, and not very lengthy. A WS Top 100 but this one falls short in my opinion.

Cherry and earth flavors. Good flavor but straight forward. The finish is thin and watery, and not very lengthy. A WS Top 100 but this one falls short in my opinion.

Apr 8th, 2018
Big Wave Dave

Not my thing. Strawberry/oaky character which tastes like cough medicine. Not again!

Not my thing. Strawberry/oaky character which tastes like cough medicine. Not again!

Jan 4th, 2018
Sardine House

Beautiful pale red robe. Light nose of grapes and sweet fruits. Taste of plumbs, mulberries and sweet dark fruit, well balanced with a mild spiciness. Medium finish. Lovely wine!

Beautiful pale red robe. Light nose of grapes and sweet fruits. Taste of plumbs, mulberries and sweet dark fruit, well balanced with a mild spiciness. Medium finish. Lovely wine!

Dec 29th, 2017
October Cleveland

Juicy, one note. Ok. +0.1 after a breather

Juicy, one note. Ok. +0.1 after a breather

Oct 29th, 2017
Kristen Schott

Fruit forward.

Fruit forward.

Jul 15th, 2017