Mac Forbes Pinot Noir Yarra Valley Coldstream 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

171 dozen made. Located in the heart of the Yarra on the compact mudstone soils of Mount Mary, opposite St Huberts. This is the warmest Pinot vineyard in the portfolio. West-southwest facing, this vineyard is generally the most fruit forward and the first to be picked. It is a wine of plump ripe, fruit and yet good underlying structure. The vineyard was planted in 1999 with MV6 on Swarzmann rootstock and we have witnessed this wine get better and better each year. As always the 2010 is immediately more open and appealing at a young age with a darker, deeper fruit spectrum than the previous two wines. There are more dark plums and ripe cherry notes on the nose. The palate is mid weight, silken and supple in texture with plenty of red and black fruited goodness, a dusting of spicy tannins and a savoury edge twist. It's perhaps the most vocal of Mac 2010's for the moment.

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Mac Forbes Wines:
Mac Forbes isn't afraid to push the boundaries of cool climate viticulture and winemaking. Eight small vineyards (Yarra Valley and Strathbogie Ranges) are hand tended with the focus being plant and soil health. This respect for soil, vine and environment continues in the winery where fruit balance, purity and minimal inputs are considered paramount in allowing for maximum vineyard expression. ... Read more
Mac Forbes isn't afraid to push the boundaries of cool climate viticulture and winemaking. Eight small vineyards (Yarra Valley and Strathbogie Ranges) are hand tended with the focus being plant and soil health. This respect for soil, vine and environment continues in the winery where fruit balance, purity and minimal inputs are considered paramount in allowing for maximum vineyard expression. Winemaking is old fashioned and thoughtful with each parcel of fruit handled separately. The Yarra Valley comprises a number of sub-regions, providing a platform for pinot noir, chardonnay, syrah and cabernets. The elevated Strathbogie Ranges is cool and dry growing some of the most pure and distinctive riesling in the world. Read less

External Reviews for Mac Forbes Pinot Noir Yarra Valley Coldstream

External Review
Vintage: 2008 10/13/2010

This wine is where New World meets Old World. Winemaker Mac Forbes has worked hard to create wine with elegance and balance while using a more natural approach, such as using indigenous yeasts and leaving his wines unfiltered. This Pinot is all around delicate with ripe red cherries on the nose and palate, it exudes Old World elegance.



171 dozen made. Located in the heart of the Yarra on the compact mudstone soils of Mount Mary, opposite St Huberts. This is the warmest Pinot vineyard in the portfolio. West-southwest facing, this vineyard is generally the most fruit forward and the first to be picked. It is a wine of plump ripe, fruit and yet good underlying structure. The vineyard was planted in 1999 with MV6 on Swarzmann rootstock and we have witnessed this wine get better and better each year. As always the 2010 is immediately more open and appealing at a young age with a darker, deeper fruit spectrum than the previous two wines. There are more dark plums and ripe cherry notes on the nose. The palate is mid weight, silken and supple in texture with plenty of red and black fruited goodness, a dusting of spicy tannins and a savoury edge twist. It's perhaps the most vocal of Mac 2010's for the moment.

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