Innocent Bystander Chardonnay Yarra Valley 2005
This is what the Yarra Valley was created for: making great Chardonnay. Alpine influences and flinty soils make for taut, elegant, finessed wines. But, at Innocent Bystander, they like their Chardonnay restrained, structured, citrus-y and refreshing (definitely not one for the toasty, oak, butter and honey brigade).
External Reviews for Innocent Bystander Chardonnay Yarra Valley
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar ReviewGreen-gold. Nutty, broad and sweet-smelling, with notes of fresh melon, papaya and yellow plum. A dense, solid wine, with spicy orchard and tropical fruit flavors that verge on the exotic. Retains focus and energy on the finish, though, picking up a mineral accent as well as a hint of lemon. Complex stuff for the money.Wine Tasting NotesNutty with perfumes of fresh nectarines, vanilla beans, white peaches, and hints of citrus. Soft, juicy and balanced. Expresses lemon, cinnamon, apple and lime characteristics with a crisp, citrus finish.