2018 DCB Wine Single Vineyard Pinot Noir

Yarra Valley, VIC

Superb value single-vineyard Upper Yarra Pinot Noir from Hoddles Creek Estate protege, Chris Bendle.


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So nicely done.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Chris Bendle has really hit his straps with his Yarra Valley range. Now, a 'premium' Pinot offering from him without the premium price tag.

This is a single site Pinot Noir from the Lone Star Creek vineyard. Lone Star Creek is a cool site in the Woori Yallock sub-region of the Upper Yarra and a happy hunting ground for Bendle and his contemporaries. He's really nailed this.

This hits the Yarra Pinot bullseye square on. It's silky, pure and fine, offering Pinot pleasure that punches well above its price point.

Winemaker Chris Bendle
Winemaker Chris Bendle
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Off the coolest site on the Lone Star Creek vineyard, MV6 clones of pinot were left to chill for 24 hours, then destemmed with as many whole berries as possible into fermenter. After 2 days the grapes were innoculated and ferment commenced. The wine was pressed to barrel (15% new) to complete MLF after approx 3 weeks on skins. No additions were made until SO2 was added at the end of April. The wine was racked to tank in January, racked again and bottled.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"A whole lot of bunch here laden with spice, pepper, smoke, nuts and cherry. Good flavour, cherry, strawberry dusted with brown sugar, cool and free-flowing, fine acidity, fine emery tannin, finish is fresh, long and spicy. So nicely done." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)


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