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Date Printed: 4/18/2015
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 4/18/2015: $18.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2012 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com rating: 90 points
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 Australia's oldest family-owned winery, founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith. From modest beginnings, the Yalumba Wine Company has grown to become one of Australia's most successful wineries, owned by 5th generation Robert Hill-Smith. Yalumba regularly receives accolades for its outstanding wines, and for its leadership in viticultural innovation and sustainable farming. Yalumba was the first winery in the world to be recognized with the Climate Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (2007), earned the International Green Apple Gold Award from House of Commons (U.K. 2011), and was the first winery outside the United States to win the BRIT International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing Competition (2013). The Yalumba portfolio commences with the fresh and flavorsome varietal wines of the Y Series, then moves up to the Samuel’s Garden line to capture the essence of the classic Rhone-influenced varietals of the Barossa and Eden Valleys, explores sub-regional complexity through innovative, modern wines in the Hand Pickedline, and culminates with the coveted, collectible Yalumba Rare and Fine wines including Signature and Octavius.