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Taylors

Taylors
2016 Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Pinot Noir

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14% RS: .48%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$18

Taylors
2016 Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Pinot Noir

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14% RS: .48%
Dusty ruby color. Fruity, floral, herbal aromas and flavors of herbed berries and citrus, pressed flowers, and hint of Pez with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length vanilla mint and spiced nuts finish with fine, chewy tannins and light oak. A crisp, lightly herbal pinot that will shine at the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Savory
Aroma Aroma: herbed berries and citrus, pressed flowers, and hint of Pez
Taste Flavor: vanilla mint and spiced nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Souvlaki, Spit Roasted Pig, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp, lightly herbal pinot that will shine at the table.

The Producer

Taylors Wines

The Producer
89a Winery Road
Auburn, South Australia 2049
Australia
61 -2 8585 3518

Their Portfolio

93 Jaraman 2014 Wakefield, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $19.99.
91 Jaraman 2016 Chardonnay, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.00.
90 Taylor Made 2016 Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 14% (Australia) $22.00.
92 Taylor Made 2016 Malbec, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $19.00.
93 Taylor Made 2016 Malbec, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
90 Taylor Made 2017 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $22.00.
91 Taylor Made 2016 Malbec, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
86 Taylor Made 2017 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $25.00.
88 Taylors 2015 Promised Land, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $14.99.
82 Taylors 2016 Promised Land, Chardonnay, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $14.99.
92 Taylors 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
91 Taylors 2015 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
94 Taylors 2015 Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
90 Taylors 2015 Promised Land, Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $14.99.
91 Taylors 2016 Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $17.99.
88 Taylors 2015 Padthaway, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $17.99.
90 Taylors 2016 Adelaide Hills, Pinot Gris, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $17.99.
88 Taylors 2015 "Eighty Acres", Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $16.99.
88 Taylors 2015 Promised Land, Cabernet - Merlot, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $14.99.
88 Taylors 2015 Promised Land, Shiraz - Cabernet, South Australia 14% (Australia) $14.99.
92 Taylors 2014 Jaraman, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $19.99.
91 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.99.
93 Taylors 2014 St. Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
92 Taylors 2014 St. Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
92 Taylors 2015 St. Andrews, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $32.00.
84 Taylors 2016 St. Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $32.00.
91 Taylors 2015 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
89 Taylors 2015 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
91 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
88 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $22.00.
88 Taylors 2016 Tempranillo, McLaren Vale 13.5% (Australia) $18.00.
91 Taylors 2015 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
92 Taylors 2014 St. Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
89 Taylors 2014 St. Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
91 Taylors 2015 St. Andrews, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $32.00.
90 Taylors 2016 Pinot Gris, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $18.00.
87 Taylors 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
87 Taylors 2016 Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 14% (Australia) $18.00.
89 Taylors 2015 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
92 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
92 Taylors 2014 Jaraman, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
88 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $22.00.
85 Taylors 2016 Promised Land, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $13.00.
87 Taylors 2015 Reserve Parcel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
84 Taylors 2015 Special Release, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $15.00.
87 Taylors 2015 Special Release, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $15.00.
87 Taylors 2016 Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
88 Taylors 2016 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
92 Taylors 2014 The Visionary, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $140.00.
84 Taylors 2016 Jaraman, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
87 Taylors 2015 80 Acres, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $14.00.
86 Taylors 2015 80 Acres, Shiraz-Cabernet-Merlot, South Australia 14% (Australia) $14.00.
84 Taylors 2016 Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $18.00.
88 Taylors 2016 Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $18.00.
90 Taylors 2016 St. Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $32.00.
92 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.99.
89 Taylors 2016 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.00.
91 Taylors 2016 Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.00.
89 Taylors 2016 Jaraman, Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley 13.5% (Australia) $22.99.
91 Taylors 2016 Promised Land, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $13.00.
86 Taylors 2016 Promised Land, Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $13.00.
92 Taylors 2015 Reserve Parcel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.00.
94 Taylors 2017 Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $19.00.
88 Taylors 2016 Promised Land, Cabernet - Merlot, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $13.00.
90 Taylors 2015 Special Release, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $12.99.
90 Taylors 2015 Special Release, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $12.99.
90 Taylors 2015 Eighty Acres, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $15.00.
88 Taylors 2015 Eighty Acres, Cabernet-Shiraz-Merlot, South Australia 14% (Australia) $15.00.
91 Taylors 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.00.
91 Taylors 2015 Reserve Parcel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
91 Taylors 2016 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
93 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley-Coonawarra 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
93 Taylors 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
84 Taylors 2016 Jaraman, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills-Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $22.00.
88 Taylors 2016 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
90 Taylors 2015 St Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
92 Taylors 2015 St Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
88 Taylors 2017 Promised Land, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $13.00.
89 Taylors 2016 One Giant Leap, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $24.00.
89 Taylors 2016 Special Release, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $15.00.
93 Taylors 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
89 Taylors 2016 Jaraman, Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
89 Taylors 2017 Tempranillo, McLaren Vale 13.5% (Australia) $18.00.
93 Taylors 2014 The Pioneer Exceptional Parcel Release, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $140.00.
90 Taylors 2017 Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $18.00.
87 Taylors 2017 St Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $32.00.
93 Taylors 2015 St Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
94 Taylors 2015 St Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
92 Taylors 2016 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
91 Taylors 2016 Jaraman, Shiraz, Clare Valley-McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
93 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra-Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
91 Taylors 2017 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $18.00.
89 Taylors 2017 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.00.
91 Taylors 2017 Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.00.
87 Taylors 2017 Promised Land, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $13.00.
93 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra-Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $29.50.
89 Taylors 2017 Pinot Gris, Clare Valley-Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $19.00.
85 Taylors 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $19.00.
88 Taylors 2017 Promised Land, Chardonnay, South Australia 13% (Australia) $13.00.
87 Taylors 2016 Special Release, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $14.99.
92 Taylors 2017 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $25.00.
90 Taylors 2016 Promised Land , Shiraz-Cabernet, South Australia 14% (Australia) $13.00.
86 Taylors Winemakers Project 2017 Cellar Door Exclusive, Fiano, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
85 Taylors Winemakers Project 2016 Pinot Noir, Tasmania 14% (Australia) $32.00.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $14.99.
85 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Promised Land, Chardonnay, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $14.99.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
87 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Promised Land, Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $14.99.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Promised Land, Cabernet-Merlot, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $14.99.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Promised Land, Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $14.99.
84 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Promised Land, Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc, South Australia 12% (Australia) $14.99.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 80 Acres, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $15.99.
87 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 80 Acres, Cabernet Shiraz Merlot, South Australia 14% (Australia) $15.99.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $17.99.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $17.99.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Pinot Gris, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $17.99.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Tempranillo, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $17.99.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $23.99.
94 Wakefield/Taylors 2013 St. Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $49.99.
93 Wakefield/Taylors 2013 St. Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $49.99.
86 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 St. Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $49.99.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $17.99.
87 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Pinot Gris, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $17.99.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $17.99.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Taylors Winemakers Project, Viognier, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $24.99.
94 Wakefield/Taylors 2012 Taylors Winemakers Project, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $24.99.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2013 Cellar Door Exclusive, Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $24.99.
93 Wakefield/Taylors 2013 Cellar Door Exclusive, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $24.99.
93 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 St. Andrews, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $49.99.
94 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
86 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $17.99.
93 Wakefield/Taylors 2013 St. Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $49.99.
94 Wakefield/Taylors 2013 St. Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $49.99.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 St. Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $49.99.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 St. Andrews, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $49.99.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $23.99.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2012 St. Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $49.99.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $19.00.

Pinot Noir

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Serve in a Burgundy Wine Glass
Pinot Noir is one of the world’s most fascinating red varieties. While many red grapes produces wines of power and youthful intensity, a wine made from Pinot Noir is often more refined with higher acidity and lower levels of tannins. The spiritual home for Pinot Noir is Burgundy, where it is produced in many styles, from very light to examples that can age for two to three decades.

Pinot Noirs tend to have aromas and flavors red cherry fruit, while some offer notes of wild strawberry, plum or even floral notes such as carnation and red roses. As tannins in Pinot Noir are not as pronounced as in a grape such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Nebbiolo, most Pinot Noirs can be enjoyed upon release, which is usually two to three years after the vintage.

Burgundy works extremely well for Pinot Noir, as it is a cool climate; a warm or hot climate would not bring out the perfumes of the variety. Thus growers in several countries have planted Pinot Noir in their coolest regions, looking to emulate Burgundy. These include the Willamette Valley in Oregon; Russian River Valley, Santa Lucia Highlands and Sta. Rita Hills in California (among others); Central Otago in New Zealand; Casablanca and San Antonio Valleys in Chile and the Rheinhessen, Pfalz and Baden in Germany (where the grape is known as Spatburgunder). The concept of terroir – a wine is the producet of its specific environment – is most often associated with Pinot Noir.

Pinot Noirs tend to pair well with poultry (duck a l’orange is a classic match), game birds and even certain types of seafoods (as tannins are low), such as salmon, tuna and halibut.