Lerida, one of the newer wineries in the Canberra district, has a successful Shiraz/Viognier, but it is with the burgundian varieties of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir that it achieves the best results, in my view. These wines are quite European in style.
In this way, the 2007 Lerida Pinot Noir is a more serious wine than its predecessor. The emphesis is on texture, not fruit. As a result, this is a very good food wine. The cherry and savoury flavours are well integrated. The wine has quite a velvety feel, but is not plush. It has good length and a dry finish and this reasonably priced at about $30/bottle.