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Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir 2017

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Fresh and fruity on the nose with nice red cherry scents ovr hints of green herbs and some floral edged soil tones. In the mouth this is focused and bright with strawberry and red cherry fruit nicely accented with a hint of wood spice and some fresh green herbal tones. The acidity and tannins are well managed leaving this rather smooth and supple in the mouth, with the balance to drive the moderately long, fruity finish. 88pts

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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 Noir

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 10/14/2013

Fresh and fruity on the nose with nice red cherry scents ovr hints of green herbs and some floral edged soil tones. In the mouth this is focused and bright with strawberry and red cherry fruit nicely accented with a hint of wood spice and some fresh green herbal tones. The acidity and tannins are well managed leaving this rather smooth and supple in the mouth, with the balance to drive the moderately long, fruity finish. 88pts


Member Reviews for Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.40 5
Vintage: 2011 10/14/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Amanda Schuster
8703411,996
2.00 5
Vintage: 2009 07/11/2011

A little acidic and tastes a bit underripe. Could use some age on it. There's an herbal note that might turn out OK in a couple of years. I wouldn't not finish the glass if poured for me though...


Snooth User: chad1616
886721,583
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 09/06/2009

nice light fruity assie pinot - served it chilled with a teriyaki and maple syrup marinated BBQ salmon. Very nice pinot at this price point.


Snooth User: fickle1621
22771924
5.00 5
Vintage: 2008 08/03/2009

Five glasses


Snooth User: Temecula Judy
7552645
2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 02/02/2011

very nice crisp wine with a cherry aftertaste!


Snooth User: DrJoes
3293362
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 10/17/2007

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: LBoiteau
458116
5.00 5
Vintage: NV 04/18/2008

Five glasses


External Reviews for Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir

External Review
Vintage: 2010 07/14/2011

The nose consists of dark cocoa powder and poached cherries. Hints of truffle oil and fresh tobacco. Wet earth and dark red forest berries. On the palate you'll find ripe cherries and cherry compote. Fresh bramble with a hint of tar and grilled meat. A round fresh palate with a twang of chalky tannin.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 07/06/2011

Tasting Notes - Blueberries, boysenberries and pomegranate. Dark cocoa powder, tarry, earthy and slightly stalky just a hint of Campari. Plush and silky settling into a firm long palate.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/26/2010

A Pinot Noir wine from Victoria in Australia. 2009 Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2008 02/11/2010

Garnet red, translucent at the center with pale rhubarb towards the rim indicates an elegant style of pinot awaits. Aromatically, the wine is quite fragrant with surprising complexity! Dark cherries abound on the nose while earthy, spicy notes add in... Chuck Hayward. A Pinot Noir wine from Victoria in Australia. 2008 Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2008 02/20/2010

Sweet and floral with perfumes of strawberries, violets and toffee apples. Medium body with a velvety mouth feel. Soft, round and supple tannins. Hints of cranberries and raspberry licorice.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesSweet and floral with perfumes of strawberries, violets and toffee apples. Medium body with a velvety mouth feel. Soft, round and supple tannins. Hints of cranberries and raspberry licorice.




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