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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2011
Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2011
(search item no. 114161)
screw cap wine
green wine

Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $11.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 88 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
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 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:

Pale straw in color, the 2011 Y Series Viognier has aromas of honeysuckle, poached quinces and mandarin peel so evocative of this exotic variety. The palate is rich in texture and body thanks to wild yeast fermentation and ageing on lees, yet retains a refreshing quality that make it a pleasure to drink. Flavors to be found on the palate include grapefruit peel, lemongrass and stonefruit, while the texture adds layers of fruit persistence.
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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.