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2017 Oakridge Over the Shoulder Pinot Noir

Yarra Valley, VIC

Bargain Pinot Noir from this gun Yarra producer.

HIGH SCORE

$23.00

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Categories: Halliday Top 100
About
Easy to enjoy. In short, it delivers the Pinot goods.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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.

About Oakridge

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.

Oakridge winemaker Dave Bicknell
Oakridge winemaker Dave Bicknell
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

WINEMAKING:

Handpicked, chilled overnight, sorted and gently destemmed to try and achieve 90%+ whole berry ferments.

GROWING CONDITIONS:

Sourced from vineyards in Woori Yallock (Lusatia), Coldstream (Oakridge) and Gladysdale (Willowlake).

 

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 11.00%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Bicknell in the cellar
Bicknell in the cellar
Yarra Valley, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

90Points
The Wine Front

"Red fruits, spice, light dusty tannin, fresh feeling, strawberry, and dare I say it, perhaps a touch of the old Burgundy rouge here, not least with its tasty autumnal aftertaste. Lovely to drink. Easy to enjoy. In short, it delivers the Pinot goods. It may well even improve with another year in bottle, though that’s hardly the point." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"From three vineyards, hand-picked, chilled overnight, 90% whole-berry fermented, a 10% whole bunch component blended in. Bright crimson-purple; a sign of great things to come from the '17 vintage in the Yarra Valley. A beautiful pinot for drinking now or later. Long, pure cherry plum fruit; fine tannins. Great value." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack!

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