Yering Station Shiraz Viognier 2008
Syrah/Shiraz from Yarra Valley, Australia
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Structured with precision and intensity. Lots of flavor and pristine fruit with classic Shiraz Viognier characters. Very long and focused.
"Bright, clear crimson; a supremely fragrant bouquet with red and black cherry fruit interwoven with allspice, the immaculately constructed and balanced palate, with fine, faintly savoury, tannins and a blessing of French oak, once again proves Yering Station's mastery of the style.
Australian Wine Companion
"Polished, lively and juicy, with blackberry and spice flavors, hinting at apricot as the finish lingers tightly. Drink now through 2015."
"Vivid ruby-red. Exotically perfumed bouquet of red and dark berry preserves, anise, smoke and dried violet, with a subtle peppery quality emerging with aeration. Intense, fruity and expansive, offering juicy, spice-accented black raspberry and cherry flavors and an absence of rough edges. Gentle tannins add shape and grip to the finish, which echoes the spicy note. This is ready to drink but there's no hurry.
International Wine Cellar
Smooth & Supple
very easy to drink shiraz with enough going on to keep you interested.
Smooth & Supple
Nice & smooth but keep it open for a minute first
Earthy & Spicy
This wine is everything they say and more. Simply jumps out of the bottle with a delightful fruity nose. Medium tannins with a long finish and a touch of spice. Will buy again.
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The first vineyard in Victoria, Yering Station was originally planted in 1838. Its acquisition in 1996 by the Rathbone family marked the beginning of a new era, with the construction of a state-of-the-art winery and award winning tourism complex (Winner: 2003-04 Australian Tourism Award for Tourism Wineries).
The winemaking team lead by Tom Carson (nominated for the Qantas...
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Learn About Yarra Valley
A short drive from Melbourne, Yarra Valley is the oldest and most successful of Victoria's wine growing regions. The cool climate of the area makes it suitable for the popular varieties of Pinot Noir & Chardonnay. Shiraz is also grown here and produces elegant and restrained wines, showing a different side to Australian wine. Notable Facts Producers of the Yarra Valley have hit...
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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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