Sticks Pinot Noir Yarra Valley 2009
Made in a fresh, drink-young style; this has plenty of upfront juicy fruit flavour of dark cherries, plums and red berries with some savoury spice. The acid is nicely balanced with the fruit and the light tannins and minimal oak makes this a very easy drink that is perfect for the warmer months.
Great pinot! Any fans of pinot should really enjoy this wine.
pretty good. I got plum. Didn't finish with any THUNDA.
This is a great drinking wine. Plum and Cherry mostly with a nice bit of pepper. Take it to parties, it won't break the bank and will make people happy. It does lack structure though. I paid $12 and was happy, but $17 seems a bit steep.
External Reviews for Sticks Pinot Noir Yarra Valley
This Pinot Noir has a brilliant bright red color with purple tinges. The nose is of berries, with cherry, raspberry, and strawberry, with noticeable spice. The fresh red berries are evident on the palate with cloves and fine tannins.
It is almost impossible to find high quality Pinot Noir for under $35-40 a bottle, so Sticks' 2003 Pinot Noir represents an exceptional bargain. Dark ruby-hued with a lovely perfume of damp earth, plums, cherries, and hints of blueberries as well as subtle oak, this medium-bodied Pinot offers an ethereal mouthfeel, little weight, but beautiful fruit, decent acidity, and sweet tannin. Enjoy it over the next 2-3 years. From the Yarra Valley, this excellent value represents a style of wine that should have tremendous appeal in the American marketplace. The fruit is prominent, the wine is impeccably pure, and moreover, it offers immediate appeal. The wine reveals serious winemaking as well as surprising character for wines in this price range.
Light, bright and open-textured, with pretty raspberry and cherry flavors on a polished frame. Drink now through 2009.
Seems like a hot-climate Pinot, with aromas of baked cherry pie and rich, jammy cherry flavors. A nice wine, and shows off this difficult varietal's soft, silky tannins and gentle mouthfeel.
The medium-bodied 2002 Pinot Noir offers both sweet and sour cherry as well as spice characteristics. It is a soft, well-made, realistically priced Pinot to drink over the next 1-2 years. This is a good value from the Yarra Valley.
The red wines start with the 2005 Pinot Noir. Light ruby-colored, the nose reveals spicy red fruits, primarily raspberry and rhubarb. This leads to a supple-textured wine with correct varietal flavors ending in a slightly tannic finish. Drink it over the next 2-3 years.
Seems like a hot-climate Pinot, with aromas of baked cherry pie and rich, jammy cherry flavors. A nice wine, and shows off this difficult varietalrsquo;s soft, silky tannins and gentle mouthfeel.