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Innocent Bystander Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015

Innocent Bystander Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015 hard to beat at under $20

Tasting Notes

A terrific value, this showcases Central Otago fruit at its finest. Vibrant red fruit aromas are nuanced with a savory combo of spice and herbs that flows into a palate that is engaging with its supple texture, giving this a round, plush mouth feel. The tannins and acidity play perfectly against the red fruit base giving this focus and structure that leads to an impressive, silky finish. This is just now starting to open up and should drink beautifully over the next 2-3 years quite easily. This delivers a lot of bang for the buck.

Food Accompaniments

Duck, pheasant, pork, mushroom dishes

Awards, Reviews and other Notes

92 pts Wine Spectator 'Smart Buy' 8/31/17
Ripe raspberry and strawberry flavors are plush and velvety, accented with details of roasted cumin, cinnamon and thyme. Shows plenty of focus on the long finish. Drink now through 2022.

Winemaker Notes

The 2015 Central Otago Pinot Noir is bright crimson and has red fruit aromas of strawberries, raspberries, and cranberries with savory, spicy undertones of clove, nutmeg and thyme. The palate delivers intense red and blue fruit flavors with elegant weight and texture. Polished, structured tannins and a vibrant natural acidity bring focus to an impressively long finish.

Chemical Analysis




14% alcohol by volume



Pinot Noir

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