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Date Printed: 4/26/2015
Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2008
Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2008
(search item no. 99128)
green wine
screw cap wine

Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 4/26/2015: $9.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 88 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 88 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Bright straw with green tinges, the 2008 Y Series Viognier has aromas that typify this exotic variety, namely jasmine, white peach and honeysuckle. These aromas are mirrored in the palate that displays richness and texture from wild fermentation and lees aging. With a clean, persistent finish, complemented by some exotic spices, this wine will reward if served with five spice chicken.
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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.