Yellow Tail Pinot Noir Review (2021)

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What Kind of Wine Is Yellow Tail Pinot Noir?

Yellow Tail wines from South-Eastern Australia have become a global sensation, not least in the USA. With its stylish label featuring a marsupial, the reliability of the brand, and the budget price, Yellow Tail Pinot Noir wine is one to look out for. It is an all-around wine that is as at home in a college dorm as it is in your kitchen – ready to be sipped as you unwind and cook.

The easily recognizable label bears the company mascot. It is the yellow-footed Rock Wallaby, which has the requisite yellow feet but also has a yellow tail! And so we have the Yellow Tail brand, and I am going to entertain you with my review. I am not going to pretend that this is a great Pinot Noir. But I stand by my opinion that it is a decent Pinot Noir with character, structure, and a reasonable price. Most of us don’t ask for much more than that.


Yellow Tail Pinot Noir Review

  • Winery — Yellow Tail
  • Country/Region — South Eastern Australia
  • Type — Australian Pinot Noir
  • Aroma — Strawberries, Raspberries, Earthy
  • Grapes — Pinot Noir
  • Taste — Cherry, Spice
  • Alcohol Content — 13.5%
  • Sugar — Dry
  • Pairing — Hearty Stews, Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables, Cheese

I love wine, and Pinot Noir is one of my favorites. However, we can’t all afford the most expensive Pinot Noirs every day of the week. With the incredibly low Yellow Tail Pinot Noir price, you may think that you have to lower your expectation because it is so affordable, but then you are in for a pleasant surprise! It is drinkable, “moreish”, satisfying and friendly on the palate. If your friends judge you for choosing this wine, my advice would be to find new friends because this one is a keeper!

Overall Rating: 3.6

Positives
  • Elegant
  • Easy on the Palate
  • Balanced
  • Fine-grained Tannins
  • Good Finish
Negatives
  • A Tad Bit Sweet
  • Citric Acid Aftertaste

Tasting Notes

You get what you paid for, and a little bit more with Yellow Tail Pinot Noir! It has a distinct Pinot character as well as a smidge of complexity. It may not be a wine for a fancy dinner party when you might be hoping to impress the boss. It is, however, perfect for sipping while cooking dinner, or enjoying while cuddled up in front of the fire.

Appearance

The soft ruby color of this Pinot Noir will remind you of the ripe fruits that are bursting with flavor at the end of a long, warm summer. Yellow Tail Pinot Noir is bright and translucent, catching the light and coaxing you to take a long sip of its rich fruitiness. It is medium-bodied, and the fruit, spices, and soft tannins are very easy to sip, and sip again!

Aroma

Surprisingly, Yellow Tail Pinot Noir brings the alluring aromas of wild strawberries and raspberries to the nose. It is like a bouquet of all your favorite summer fragrances of ripe fruit and honeysuckle.

Taste

It is soft and smooth, with a lingering fruity spiciness on the palate. There is never a bad time to pour yourself a glass of this bright, interesting Pinot Noir. There is a good amount of acidity and a surprising back note of tannins.

Finish

This simple, easy-drinking wine will not offer you much of a finish, but that does not mean that you will not want to take another sip. It is not insignificant, nor is it particularly striking.

Rating

After a long, stressful day, it is wonderful to come home to a glass of Yellow Tail Pinot Noir. It like an old friend or a comfy cardigan that envelopes you in a hug, without expecting anything more. It is a perfect everyday wine that won’t break the budget but will give you an enjoyable glass of wine. What more could you ask for? Yellow Tail Pinot Noir reviews from wine lovers world-wide agree with me, so take our advice and give it a try.

Yellow Tail Pinot Noir Food Pairing

Bring on the hearty flavors of beef, veal, or venison. This Yellow Tail Pinot Noir is also happy to pair with salmon, vegetables, and cheese. Just add friends, laughter, and good times.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Makes Yellow Tail Pinot Noir?

Some may consider this a new gimmicky wine because it was started in 2001. What is not immediately apparent is the fact that the company has deep roots in traditional Italian winemaking going back centuries! The Casella family were wine producers in Italy before immigrating to Australia in the last 1950s. They soon realized that the climate of south-eastern Australia was perfect for making wine. By the 1960s they had established the Casella Family Wines label and their grapes were sought after by other wine producers.

John Casella realized that America was starting to become intrigued by wine, and he had the foresight to venture into that market. He joined forces with the Deutsches family and, together, they created Yellow Tail wines, of which this Pinot Noir is a welcome addition. The Yellow Tail Pinot Noir alcohol content is at an average level, giving this wine a full-bodied flavor. Cleverly pitching their wines to the under $10 per bottle market, they had found the perfect marriage between good quality wine at budget prices.

How Is Yellow Tail Pinot Noir Made?

Yellow Tail Pinot Noir is undeniably a mass-market wine, but it has soul! Using the most up-to-date food science and wine-making technology makes sense in our modern world. In this way, the makers of Yellow Tail wines can provide a consistently impressive range of wines. This company is paving the way with technological innovations and should be applauded for creating wines that are attractive to a diverse market.

Creating these New World wines requires passion and talent. Referring to their family history of producing top-quality wines, the sixth generation of the Casella family maintain their family philosophy of making wines for everyone! The highest quality grapes are sourced from their vineyard in South-eastern Australia, and they are then processed using the most up-to-date techniques for fermentation and bottling to capture all the flavor.

Where Is Yellow Tail Pinot Noir Made?

Yellow Tail Pinot Noir is lovingly produced in the winery at the Casella homestead in South-Eastern Australia. The grapes do not have to travel far from the lush winelands to the factory where they are turned into the delicious Yellow Tail Pinot Noir that we are reviewing.

How to Serve Yellow Tail Pinot Noir?

The delightful fruity notes with hints of spice will be lifted to new heights when chilled. If you prefer to aerate this Yellow Tail Pinot Noir, you will be happy with the flavors that develop and reveal themselves.

How Much Does Yellow Tail Pinot Noir Cost?

The amazing thing about this remarkable wine is that it is so affordable. Vivinto.com has it on sale in the $5-$10 range, which is unbelievable for the quality wine you are getting.

How Long Does Yellow Tail Pinot Noir Last?

This Pinot Noir is not for keeping but, for this price, you will be glad to enjoy it every day! Ensure that you always have sufficient stocks on hand, you could store Yellow Tail Pinot Noir in a cool, dark place for up to 2 years, and you will still be able to enjoy it at its best.

How Many Calories Does Yellow Tail Pinot Noir Have?

If you are watching the scales, then Yellow Tail Pinot Noir calories will not cause too much alarm. There are just 120 calories per 6 oz. of which are 4g of carbs.

Conclusion

I love wine, and Pinot Noir is one of my favorites. However, we can’t all afford the most expensive Pinot Noirs every day of the week. With the incredibly low Yellow Tail Pinot Noir price, you may think that you have to lower your expectation because it is so affordable, but then you are in for a pleasant surprise! It is drinkable, “moreish”, satisfying and friendly on the palate. If your friends judge you for choosing this wine, my advice would be to find new friends because this one is a keeper!

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