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Date Printed: 12/25/2014
Yalumba Y Series Unwooded Chardonnay 2008
Yalumba Y Series Unwooded Chardonnay 2008
(search item no. 97903)
screw cap wine
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PRICE ON 12/25/2014: $10.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Light straw with green hues the 2008 Yalumba Y Series Unwooded Chardonnay has fresh aromas of pineapple, quince and paw paw with floral spices. A rich, yet mineral palate complemented by fresh tropical fruit that finishes with fresh grapefruit acidity.

Serve with lemon chicken or sweet and sour pork.

Our unwooded Chardonnay style is captured by picking the grapes when the flavors are fresh and lively, and the vineyards chosen for making this wine are those possessing lifted tropical flavours. For 2008 we have again picked the grapes early in the ripeness spectrum to create a crisp and "food friendly" wine. Cool processing and fermentation were used to retain the freshness of the grapes, and the wine was allowed some time on its yeast lees and blending to build some richness of flavor.

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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.