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Date Printed: 3/30/2015
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 3/30/2015: $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 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.