89Cherries, cola, and dried strawberries show on the nose. Cherries and pomegranate are joined by pencil lead and sage. A root beer flavor comes out on the mid-palate. Tannins are gentle, acids are bright. This is light and fresh, a wine that will complement, rather than compete with, food. Drink with rabbit sous vide. Recommended. 89 points.

WHO: Giant Steps
WHAT: Pinot Noir
WHERE:  Australia, Yarra Valley
VINEYARD: Sexton Vineyard
WHEN: 2012
HOW MUCH: $34




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