- Dec 31, 2011
4.25 / 5 for the Stonier Windmill Vineyard Pinot Noir. If you love a fragrant wine, this one packs a punch: raspberry, cherry, sweet spice, smoke, and some herbal and floral notes to boot. Delicious. Normally $65 but I managed to score it for $45 and am very happy I got a case.
Gees simply because you had to match something... can I come for a dinner party? Thanks
I was recommended the Stonier Pinot in a bottle shop as the best Pinot in vic under $30.This is my first dip into the Stonier range. When I was choosing, the reviews of this wine drew me the most!
I was recommended the Stonier Pinot in a bottle shop as the best Pinot in vic under $30.
The Stonier was mediocre at about $26.
Bellvale 2019 sublime.
Lighfoot and Sons pinot 2017, geez this is a beautiful wine.
Both gippsland, both tell you something. You dont have to spend sixty bucks to get the best pinot in australia for under thirty.
We are so lucky that there are wine critics out there that point us in the right direction.
Bellvale 2019..buy some.
As a cult member I might be biased but I think you opened the bottle at least 4 to 6 years too early.First time trying a Rockford Wines bottle, not sure if I quite appreciate the cult icon status.
Drinkability is definitely there and it might simply be young, but it seems fairly muted. Over time the finish seemed to lengthen, but not sure if it strikes me as a wine with a lot of complexity or big levers to hang off to age over time (i.e. not like it has huge tannins or density of fruits, etc).
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As a cult member I might be biased but I think you opened the bottle at least 4 to 6 years too early.
I do appreciate however that we all have different tastes and experiences.
With the Rockford, I didn't really see anything particularly amazing that I thought I would be missing years from now. So the question to me would be, if it has to take 4 to 6 years before the finer nuances resolve themselves, how does it compare to other similarly priced bottles that are also 4 to 6 years old?