2022 - Innocent Bystander is an estate in the Yarra Valley, Australia that is owned by the Brown Brothers. Their winemaker, Joel Tilbrook, looked for the best Sauvignon Blanc fruit from the hills of the Awaterre Valley down to the lower Wairau Valley in the Marlborough region of New Zealand. The mix of vineyards provided him with a melange of ripe tropical flavors to mix with the cooler regional bright flavors and citrusy characteristics. As you would expect from a Sauv Blanc from this region, you’ll find very fresh aromatics of ruby grapefruit, gooseberry, lemon/lime citrus, and passion fruit. The vibrancy carries into the palate with refreshing crispness, wild tropical fruits and a bright, clean finish.