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  1. Visiting Gembrook Hill, Ian and June Marks | Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

    [...] Gembrook Pinot Noir also shows off how well the wines age. We did side by side tastings of their current 2010, and the [...]

  2. Visiting Gembrook Hill, Ian and June Marks | Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

    [...] Gembrook Pinot Noir also shows off how well the wines age. We did side by side tastings of their current 2010, and the [...]

  3. Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog » Daily Wine News: #EWBC13

    [...] Hawk Wakawaka explains how “Victoria has reinspired [her] faith in Pinot [...]

  4. Visiting Lethbridge Wine, Geelong, Victoria | Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

    [...] in bottle before release to help prepare the structure for drinking. As an example, their 2009 Mietta Pinot Noir (grown on the Lethbridge vineyard) is only about to be [...]

  5. A North to South West Coast Pinot Noir Tasting | Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

    [...] I posted about a month and a half ago–Victoria, Australia reinspired my devotion for Pinot. The wines are so full of life and liveliness in Victoria that Pinot Noir often carries a wonderful [...]

  6. Variety, Place, Technique, A Life in Wine: Mac Forbes, Yarra Valley, Australia | Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

    […] We focus the visit on a favorite site of Grigg and Forbes in the Woori Yallock area walking a South facing slope to see the changes of Pinot at various parts of the hill. They’ve worked with the site for several years now. Forbes tells me when they started, the deep siltstone soils created grapes so tannic the fruit couldn’t stand up to the structure. The vines now reach around twenty years old and their expression has seemed to find itself — the fruit-tannin balance gives more easily. Later, we taste several vintages of the wine. It carries a lithe tension and energy that renews my previously challenged faith in Pinot Noir. […]

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