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Date Printed: 3/30/2015
Yalumba Barossa Patchwork Shiraz 2008
Yalumba Barossa Patchwork Shiraz 2008
(search item no. 101903)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 3/30/2015: $19.29

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
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dense black purpley red in color with an aroma exhibiting a mix of fresh briary almost blackcurrant tones, balanced with violets and dark plums, finishing with an earthy, savory complexity. The palate is full bodied demonstrating Barossa Valley hallmarks of richness, density and concentration. Silky fruit complexity is the key here with both red and dark jubey flavors. The palate finishes with fine, earthy tannins. Try with a rare rib eye steak.
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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.