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Date Printed: 4/1/2015
Yalumba Organic Viognier 2008
Yalumba Organic Viognier 2008
(search item no. 99817)
green wine
screw cap wine
boutique wine

Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/1/2015: $14.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine is made using organic winemaking techniques, fermented with indigenous yeast and with very little intervention from the winemaker.

The aroma is intense white flowers—particularly honeysuckle and apricot nectar, with hints of freshly turned earth. This wine exhibits the typical Viognier texture—silky, rich and luscious with a lovely fresh finish. The palate is rich and long, with citrus and tropical fruit flavors. Great drinking now, with careful cellaring, this wine will continue to show the generous Viognier flavors and textures for at least 2—3 years.

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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.