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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
Yalumba Bush Vine Grenache 2011
Yalumba Bush Vine Grenache 2011
(search item no. 119518)
green wine
screw cap wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2012 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A medium depth crimson red, this wine has a generous and bright aroma that opens to a spicy clove lift then moves into hints of white pepper and savory notes amongst an earthy background. This is further complemented by sweet plums and red cherry fruits. Wrapped around a core of juicy redcurrant fruits, the palate combines layers of fleshy sweet flavors and a fine grained tannin finish. Smoothly balanced and eminently drinkable, this is a wine of medium weight but full on flavor.

A perfect match for a juicy roast, or poached pork belly, joined with roast capsicum, coriander and cashew pesto. Also suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

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About Yalumba:

Yalumba is one of Australia's oldest family-owned wineries and was founded in 1849 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.