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Date Printed: 5/23/2015
Yalumba Y Series Shiraz and Viognier 2006
Yalumba Y Series Shiraz and Viognier 2006
(search item no. 88068)
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Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 5/23/2015: $9.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 88 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Y Series Shiraz Viognier showcases the excellent varietal characters of these two grape varieties, co-fermented capturing their synergy. On the nose initial aromas of violets and sweet berry fruits are meshed with the subtle fragrance of apricot and musk. The palate is fresh with black currant and licorice. Berry-rich mid-palate fruits with a soft even texture and fine tannin finish.

"This is ripe and expressive, with a purity and clarity to the blueberry, plum and white pepper that lets the flavors sail on, lingering beautifully against super fine tannins. Drink now through 2015." 91 Points
Wine Spectator

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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.