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Value priced Pinot Noir and other varietal blends from the Yarra Valley of Australia produced under the Giant Steps and Innocent Bystander label. The winery is directed by a group of winemakers and viticulturists who eschew the market dominance exerted by the large corporate winemaking groups, and see themselves as innocent bystanders.
Imported by Old Bridge Cellars, Napa, CA.
2008 Innocent Bystander Victoria Australia Pinot Noir
14.1% alc., $16. Sourced from 8 cool-climate vineyards. Imported by Old Bridge Cellars, Napa, CA. · Lightly colored with reddish highlights. The nose is dominated by herbaceous oak with little fruit. Light raspberry and cherry fruit on the palate with a riff of oak evident from entry to finish. Velvety with supple tannins in a feminine style. This wine is an easy quaff. Reviewed May 7, 2009 ARTICLE »