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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Yalumba Barossa Patchwork Shiraz 2006
Yalumba Barossa Patchwork Shiraz 2006
(search item no. 94936)
green wine
screw cap wine

Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $18.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A combination of small (8 tonne) and medium size (25 tonne) static fermenters have been used, with a fermentation cycle of between 8-12 days. The natural or 'wild' yeasts present on the grape skins were allowed to initiate the sugar fermentation. Cultured winery yeasts were then added to complete this fermentation. The majority of parcels were then run to barrel, with some select parcels remaining 'on skins' post fermentation for 1-2 weeks. The result is a wine with excellent depth of colour, richness and complexity. Fashioned for elegance and restraint rather than brute power this wine has a supple, silken texture and fine grained, earthy tannins.

"This simple wine offers lovely blueberry richness and bright red raspberry flavors that last. It has a silken texture from aging in oak (including 10 percent in American oak octaves), but the freshness is what sets it apart. A great buy for a cookout." 90 Points
Wine & Spirits
February 2009

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About Yalumba:

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 Australian wine industry in the areas of viti-innovation and environmental policy. The Yalumba premium wine portfolio commences with the fresh and flavorsome varietal wines of the Y Series, then moves up to capture the essence of the Barossa Eden Valleys, explores old world varieties through innovated, modern wines in the Hand Picked line, and culminates with the coveted, collectible Yalumba Rare & Fine wines.