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Innocent Bystander Shiraz Blend Shiraz Viognier 2006

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Not your blockbuster warm-climate Aussie Shiraz, this is a more elegant example reminiscent of a flower shop with cassis, blueberry, pink peppercorns andcoriander seeds. The palate is likewise restrained, offering sweet berry fruits and floral notes alongside anise spices and slightly meaty undertones. Very moreish.

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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

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Snooth User: deconut
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3.50 5
07/20/2009

The nose was scary - pepper pepper and more pepper - I prepared myself for a heavy wine with lots of alcohol. What I got was alot of alcohol but smooth as silk and fabulous - the way the nose opens is way to over powering but the taste is incredible - I love love love this wine - under $20 is amazing - more than worth buying and trying - excellent - I have another bottle and 2 2005's - cannot wait to have my wine friends try them - will again report!!


Snooth User: mcnl
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4.00 5
10/23/2009

Tons of pepper on the nose, however, one sip and you'll be in heaven - floating in immense fruit and spice. Highly recommended for under $20. Any wine lover will be truly surprised.


Snooth User: jrdixon
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4.00 5
06/16/2010

Four glasses


External Reviews for Innocent Bystander Shiraz Blend Shiraz Viognier

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04/28/2010

($20) Saturated ruby. Black raspberry and baking spices on the nose. Tangy, sharply focused red fruit flavors are pinot-like in their vivacity; surprisingly light in body, with impressive mineral lift and cut. Clean and brisk on the finish, leaving b... Stephen Tanzer. A Proprietary Blend wine from Victoria in Australia. 2006 Innocent Bystander Shiraz / Viognier 750ml



Not your blockbuster warm-climate Aussie Shiraz, this is a more elegant example reminiscent of a flower shop with cassis, blueberry, pink peppercorns andcoriander seeds. The palate is likewise restrained, offering sweet berry fruits and floral notes alongside anise spices and slightly meaty undertones. Very moreish.

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