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Innocent Bystander Pinot Gris Yarra Valley 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Quite ripe on the nose with slightly waxy yellow fruits that quickly turn a bit flat and herbal with air. Soft and broad in the mouth with a nice mineral edge and good clarity, though this is a bit thin on the mid-palate. The acidity really drives this, lending the wine citric and slightly bitter apple peel flavors and a nice mineral wash to the finish. A final wave of sweet fruit does reappear on the finish adding nice detail to the finale. This is not going to be that popular as it is not fruit-driven, but it is somewhat complex and has a nice interplay of sweet, sour and bitter flavors on the palate. 87pts

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Innocent Bystander:
An experienced vigneron counting over 20 years in the Australian wine industry, Phil Sexton relocated from the warm, coastal region of Margaret River to the gravelly slopes of Victoria’s Yarra Valley in the late 1990s to pursue cool climate viticulture. Beyond the pristine Chardonnay and Pinot Noir he was able to produce in the Valley, Phil discovered a number of vineyards in far flung corners ... Read more
An experienced vigneron counting over 20 years in the Australian wine industry, Phil Sexton relocated from the warm, coastal region of Margaret River to the gravelly slopes of Victoria’s Yarra Valley in the late 1990s to pursue cool climate viticulture. Beyond the pristine Chardonnay and Pinot Noir he was able to produce in the Valley, Phil discovered a number of vineyards in far flung corners of Victoria that inspired him to explore regional diversity in this small state. Thus the Innocent Bystander label was created, and his talented winemaking team tasked with delivering a range of wines with a personality all their own: distinctly regional, varietally expressive and definitely not your run of the mill blends. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Innocent Bystander Pinot Gris Yarra Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065218,576
3.00 5
08/14/2012

Quite ripe on the nose with slightly waxy yellow fruits that quickly turn a bit flat and herbal with air. Soft and broad in the mouth with a nice mineral edge and good clarity, though this is a bit thin on the mid-palate. The acidity really drives this, lending the wine citric and slightly bitter apple peel flavors and a nice mineral wash to the finish. A final wave of sweet fruit does reappear on the finish adding nice detail to the finale. This is not going to be that popular as it is not fruit-driven, but it is somewhat complex and has a nice interplay of sweet, sour and bitter flavors on the palate. 87pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065218,576
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/15/2009

Light and aromatic with a subtle spice note under the ripe apple and nectarine fruit tones. On the palate this is medium bodied and fairly broad with light, fresh fruit ones and a touch of spice on the finish. Easy to understand and enjoy. 85pts


Member Reviews for Innocent Bystander Pinot Gris Yarra Valley

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Snooth User: Amanda Schuster
8703411,975
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 08/20/2011

Toasty nose with thyme and sage herbal flavors, grapefruit rind. Very fun and funky. I could hang out with this a bit!

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Snooth User: rjpease
3949851,035
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 08/19/2011

Grassy, earthy pinot grigio. The finish is perfectly balanced, nice and crisp. I really like this wine.


Snooth User: heathbodell
461225682
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 08/19/2011

light and crisp with a nice citrus finish


Snooth User: Klh
30196517
0.00 5
Vintage: 2009 08/19/2011

Very light in color, minerally nose with apricot notes, light in body, but good fruit on the palate and refreshing.


Snooth User: docnewsom
5467355
4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 08/26/2010

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,418
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 10/30/2008

Enjoyable reasonably priced pinot gris.


Snooth User: bassman
79707228
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 11/27/2009

Three glasses


External Reviews for Innocent Bystander Pinot Gris Yarra Valley

External Review
Vintage: 2006 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesDried pear, cashew nuts, slatey, zesty. Almond meal, fresh honey on toasted sourdough. Poached pear, talc, zesty, pithy. Talcum powder tannins and pithy mouthfeel. Tight structure.


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Vintage: 2006 09/22/2010

Twenty-five percent of the 2006 Pinot Gris was aged in seasoned oak. Light straw-colored, it offers complex aromas of mineral, spring flowers, mineral, pear, and tangerine. Expansive on the palate, with layered flavors and excellent balance, this fla... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Gris wine from Victoria in Australia. 2006 Innocent Bystander Pinot Gris 750ml



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