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Sticks Pinot Noir Yarra Valley 2009

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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.

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Sticks Yarra Valley is beautifully situated on a single site in the picturesque Yarra Valley, an hour’s drive from Melbourne. The Winery and Cellar Door, which are nestled in to the base of the Christmas Hills, have unparalleled views of the Estate vineyard and Great Dividing ranges. It is here that winemaking operations are carried out, making Sticks one of the most progressive wineries in th... Read more
Sticks Yarra Valley is beautifully situated on a single site in the picturesque Yarra Valley, an hour’s drive from Melbourne. The Winery and Cellar Door, which are nestled in to the base of the Christmas Hills, have unparalleled views of the Estate vineyard and Great Dividing ranges. It is here that winemaking operations are carried out, making Sticks one of the most progressive wineries in the valley. Producing award winning wines that are sold both nationally and in key markets around the world, Sticks Yarra Valley wines express true varietal characteristics. Standing at six foot six, our founding winemaker, Rob Dolan was given the nickname ‘Sticks’ during his days as a dual premiership player for the Port Adelaide Aussie Rules Football Club. Rob pulled together a young, vibrant and highly regarded winemaking team who have continued on with Rob's commitment to making fresh, fruit driven cool climate wines. Let's just say the winemaking team are as passionate about the sticks in the vineyard as Rob is about his footy! Our Winemaker, Travis Bush, is dedicated to producing exceptional cool climate wines showing depth and regional expression. Read less

Member Reviews for Sticks Pinot Noir Yarra Valley

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 07/11/2009

Great pinot! Any fans of pinot should really enjoy this wine.


Snooth User: jasonkauf
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 11/12/2007

pretty good. I got plum. Didn't finish with any THUNDA.


Snooth User: Karl
3227785
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 11/06/2007

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

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Vintage: 2007 04/20/2010

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.


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Vintage: 2004 05/23/2011

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.


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Vintage: 2004 05/23/2011

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 05/23/2011

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 05/23/2011

Light, bright and open-textured, with pretty raspberry and cherry flavors on a polished frame. Drink now through 2009.


External Review
Vintage: 2002 02/24/2012

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2002 02/24/2012

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 1ndash;2 years. This is a good value from the Yarra Valley.



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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.

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