Easy to enjoy. In short, it delivers the Pinot goods.
About The Wine
Yarra Valley Pinot Noir doesn't get much more deliciously approachable than the Over The Shoulder Pinot Noir made by Dave Bicknell.
The fruit for the 2017 comes from vineyards across the Yarra Valley, including Gladysdale, Woori Yallock and Coldstream. Once in the Oakridge winery, it was fermented as whole berries for three weeks for maximum perfume and vibrancy, Bicknell looking to capture the essence of the Yarra each vintage.
He's done a great job from the wonderful 2017 season. For what is essentially the 'entry level' wine into the exceptional Oakridge red wine range, the quality for the dollars here is quite impressive.
James Halliday dubbed it "Great value." in his 95 point review.
Oakridge is one of the Yarra Valley's most respected wineries.
Under the direction of master winemaker Dave Bicknell, it has been a major player in defining the modern styles of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the Yarra over the last decade.
From the elite 864 range to the amazing value Over The Shoulder range, there's quality at the core of everything Oakridge puts its hand to.
Bicknell has rare touch as a winemaker, carefully eeking out the individual character of each vineyard he works with.
Each wine speaks with absolute clarity of where it comes from. These are excellent, masterfully crafted wines and great value to boot.