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Yalumba Hand Picked Barossa Shiraz/Viognier 2006

Yalumba Hand Picked Barossa Shiraz/Viognier 2006

Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia

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Item No. 94938
  • JH95
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2007
  • JH94
  • WS91
  • ST90
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Winemaker's Notes

Sourced primarily from the Eden Valley. Select parcels of handpicked Shiraz and Viognier have been crushed and co-fermented together as Yalumba has done for many years. However, this year they also began to utilize the skins of the Viognier only with select parcels of the Handpicked Shiraz. The skins can often provide more powerful aroma and texture and this helps create another dimension of flavor and complexity to this wine.

The concept of blending Shiraz and Viognier is not new. It is derived from the great French wine region of Northern Rhone, in particular, the Côte Rôtie area. Côte Rôtie has often been described as one of France's finest and most perfumed red wines.

Yalumba 2006 Hand Picked Barossa Shiraz/Viognier is deep red in color with purple hues. Full of warmth and floral notes, showing bright blueberry, coffee, cedar, anise and a subtle aromatic sweetness from the Viognier.

A wine of purity, fineness and texture. Full-bodied, beautifully weighted and finishing with powdery tannins. Aged 15 months in French oak Hogsheads.

Critical Acclaim

"An imposing wine of undoubted concentration and class; red fruits sit comfortably on top of darker notes, with a strong mineral element coming through the floral fruit."
95 Points

Learn About Yalumba Map ItMap It

Yalumba is one of Australia's oldest family-owned wineries and was founded in 1949 by Samuel Smith. From modest beginnings, the Yalumba Wine Company has grown to become one of Australia's most successful medium-sized wineries, owned by 6th generation Robert Hill Smith. Yalumba regularly receives accolateds for its distinctive wines, as well as for its leadership role in the...

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Learn About Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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