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Coldstream Hills Pinot Noir Yarra Valley 2008

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Excellent value here for a hand picked Pinot from one of the Yarra's smartest outfits. This wine is medium bodied in style with silky texture and length. It has aromas and flavours of cherry, raspbery and plum fruit characters with underlying gaminess and spicy oak.

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Coldstream Hills:
Since its first vintage in 1985, Coldstream Hills has grown to be one of the Australia’s leading small wineries, with a reputation for producing an outstanding range of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot Varietal and Reserve wines. Situated in the cool and beautiful Yarra Valley, about one hour’s drive east of Melbourne, its steep, close-planted vineyards have become a signa... Read more
Since its first vintage in 1985, Coldstream Hills has grown to be one of the Australia’s leading small wineries, with a reputation for producing an outstanding range of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot Varietal and Reserve wines. Situated in the cool and beautiful Yarra Valley, about one hour’s drive east of Melbourne, its steep, close-planted vineyards have become a signature of the region. Coldstream Hills maintains its small winery essence with most of the wine literally being “hand made”. The fruit is hand pruned and partially hand picked; the wine is made mainly using small open fermenters (of three to four tonnes capacity for the red wines, while the whites are principally barrel fermented). Winemaking techniques and philosophies haven’t changed with the growth in production either; all designed to produce elegant wines with a long finish. Read less

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Source: We Speak Wine
02/21/2012

The 2008 Pinot Noir, which spent 9 months in 27% new French oak, is medium ruby-colored and displays an alluring bouquet of black cherry and black raspberry with hints of game and spice box in the background. On the palate this medium-bodied effort exhibits excellent varietal character, a silky texture, cherry and plum flavors, and incipient complexity. Give it 2-3 years of additional bottle age and drink it from 2011 to 2020. Spicy red berries, rose and orange peel on the nose. Dry, tightly wound red berry flavors are a touch skinny but offer good clarity and back-end cut. Clean, brisk and focused, with a touch of pepper adding vivacity to sweet strawberry and cherry on the finish. Maturation: Matured for nine months in a mixture of new (27%) and seasoned French oak barrels.Colour: Medium red with a purple hue.Nose: Attractive varietal fruit characters of cherry and raspberry are evident with underlying gaminess and spice. Toasty oak adds further complexity to the wines bouq...



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Excellent value here for a hand picked Pinot from one of the Yarra's smartest outfits. This wine is medium bodied in style with silky texture and length. It has aromas and flavours of cherry, raspbery and plum fruit characters with underlying gaminess and spicy oak.

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