RedHeads Tommy The Pinball Lizard Pinot Noir 2015

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McLaren Vale
Pinot Noir

Brought to you by the exciting RedHeads studio, this exclusive, NEW Pinot Noir from the talented Dan Graham comes with a great story …

It all started 10 years ago, with elite winemakers ‘moonlighting’ in a makeshift winery (formerly a bar) in McLaren Vale. By day, they made big volumes for well-known brands, knowing the wines could be improved, if it wasn’t for shareholders demanding 10,000s of cases. By night, they could bring precious handfuls of grapes to practice their craft at RedHeads, where top quality in the bottle is the only ‘bottom line.’ And the acclaim soon followed …

“Must be tasted to be believed,” said Robert Parker of Viottolo Sentiero, one of the very first RedHeads wines. “A taste of the product indicates that this operation is as serious as a heart attack,” raved Master of Wine Jancis Robinson.

These days, RedHeads wines sell for upwards of $75-a-bottle, with 90-plus Parker Points among their many honors. We get first dibs on their range – and this sumptuous, insiders-only red is a real treat.

Its name pays tribute to both Dan’s love of The Who! and to Tommy, the friendly winery lizard, who hangs out near the sweet-smelling Pinot Noir barrels and bobs his head to the music. To craft this luscious Pinot, Dan sourced grapes from the premium McLaren Vale region, where cool, ocean breezes help lock in freshness. After hand-punching down the ripe, concentrated fruit, Dan aged the wine in oak barrels for eight months.

The result is a deeply colored Pinot Noir, with a pretty summer berry aroma. Silky and mouthfilling, it overflows with rich raspberry, cherry and chocolaty spice flavors – all leading to a long, smooth finish. Bolder than its Burgundy counterparts, it’ll pair deliciously with roasted lamb shanks, venison or wild mushroom risotto. Drink it now in its exuberant youth, or save for a few years – as with all great Pinot, it’ll become more mellow and complex with age.

Unlike Tommy the lizard, this opulent Pinot won’t linger in our cellars. We have very few cases to share – hurry for yours.