Yabby Lake Single Vineyard Pinot Noir

Yabby Lake’s 2010 single block pinot noirs are majestic indeed, but such is the precision of its single vineyard release that this wine claims the position in this list. A pinot of both focused restraint and coiled-up potential, yet generous intensity, it’s built around a firm, fine structure of beautifully textured, impressively mineral and chalky tannins which neatly wrap pure, honed black and red cherry fruits. The balance here is impeccable, with tannins built like serious pinot noir to age effortlessly, while retaining breathtaking poise, profound length and innate integrity in its youth. $42 at Wood Street Wines.