Lighter color mild on the nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays some nice soft red berries along with some rustic notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some spicy notes along with some acidity. This is very much a milder Pinot Noir. It builds in the mouth with the rustic notes most noticeable without food. 88 or so.
From the LCBO web site:
Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir 2012 — VINTAGES#: 178897 | 750 mL bottle
STYLE – Medium-bodied & Fruity
Spring has sprung and wines like this young Yarra Valley pinot noir deserve to be enjoyed with gusto. It’s almost like an Oz translation of France’s beaujolais cru style, deliciously drinkable, uncomplicated and fresh at first meeting. The nose combines raspberry, plum and spice aromas in inviting sappy combination. The palate is succulent, intense and silky, yet with enough depth and backbone to lift it well above the simple crowd-pleaser category. Value: Good. Food ideas: Charcuterie; meaty sausages. Ageing? Drink over two years. Score – 92. (Ralph Kyte-Powell, goodfood.com.au, Oct. 15, 2013) $21.95 Release Date: August 30, 2014
Alcohol/Vol 13.5% Made in: Victoria, Australia By: Innocent Bystander Pty Ltd Sugar Content: 4 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style: Medium-bodied & Fruity