Oakridge 864 Willowlake Block A4 Pinot Noir 2015

$69.99 per single bottle
Size: 750

About This Wine

Oakridge 864 Willowlake Block A4 Pinot Noir 2015 is an Australian Pinot Noir style red wine from the Yarra Valley region in Australia.
Type Red Wine
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
Country Australia
Region Yarra Valley
Brand Oakridge
Vintage 2015

Yarra Valley Wine

The Yarra Valley wine region is the most important area of wine production in Victoria today, and with its proximity to Melbourne, also the most visited in the state.

Yarra Valley is split into the Upper Yarra and the valley floor. The Upper Yarra is cooler in climate due to its elevation and coupled with younger, fertile, red soils produces most of the region’s notable varietals: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The valley floor is warmer and has predominantly grey soils with pockets of granite and limestone.

Pinot noir has long been considered a notoriously difficult variety to grow. However, the cool climate and longer growing seasons of the Yarra Valley allow the fruit to develop full flavoured and ripe character.

Chardonnay in the past has long been associated with a deep oily, buttery style that experiences full malolactic fermentation and great amounts of oak. This style has since fallen out of favour and wine makers in the Yarra Valley have capitalized on this trend to produce leaner, acid driven Chardonnays that are closer in style to those from Burgundy.

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The Wine Front – The pinot noir coming out of Oakridge is top notch. There was a time when Oakridge/Dave Bicknell was known as the chardonnay master but it’s fair to say that the mastery has expanded. This release is smoky and sinewy and savoury, first and foremost, but it still shows sweet fruit and sweet spice; it nails both street cred and seduction. It finishes sound, chalky, appealing, persistent. Gorgeousness in a bottle.

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