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Date Printed: 5/23/2015
Yalumba Y Series Unwooded Chardonnay 2008
Yalumba Y Series Unwooded Chardonnay 2008
(search item no. 97903)
screw cap wine
green wine


PRICE ON 5/23/2015: $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 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.