Yering Station Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Yarra Valley, AUD $40
Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay 2017, Yarra Valley, AUD $22
During the last-minute tastings for The Real Review Certificate of Excellence and Top Wineries list, I felt like the proverbial kid in the candy store.
Giant Steps Sexton Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017, Yarra Valley, AUD $60
In my latest tasting of nearly 100 pinot noirs, the regions that dominated were – no surprises – Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula.
Mayer Granite Pinot Noir 2017, Yarra Valley, AUD $55-$58
Bird On A Wire Chardonnay 2015, Yarra Valley, AUD $40
Using stalks in red-wine fermentation is a traditional practice in making pinot noir and shiraz in France, and has become fashionable in Australia.
Precipice Willow Lake Vineyard Chardonnay 2017, Yarra Valley, AUD $35
Despite changing fashions, plenty of red-wine enthusiasts still buy, cellar, drink and love older-generation Australia shirazes.