|Owner(s)||Geraldine McFaul, Robbie O'Leary|
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A partnership between viticulturist Robbie O' Leary and winemaker Geraldine McFaul. The winery is located in Merricks North on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.
The first vines were planted at Willow Creek in the late 1980s, making the site home to some of the Mornington Peninsula's oldest vines. The majority of the plantings are Pinot Noir (MV6, 115, 777, D2V5, D5V12) and Chardonnay.
2012 Willow Creek Vineyard Mornington Peninsula Australia Pinot Noir
13.0% alc.. Clones D2V5, D5V12, 115, MV6, and 777. Soils is sandy loams and red volcanic clay. Yield 1 ton per acre. Aged in 25% new French oak barrels. Winemaker is Geraldine McFaul. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. This is a cherry-driven wine with accents of dark raspberry, sarsaparilla, briar and rose petal. Light to mid weight and very elegant, with well-managed, dry tannins. This is a very comforting wine that held up nicely over two days after opening. Score: 90. Reviewed September 14, 2014 ARTICLE »