Yalumba Eden Valley Wild Ferment Chardonnay 2009

Chardonnay from Barossa Valley, Australia

Price: $18.99
Item No. 113337
  • WS92
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

In the glass, the wine is pale gold with green tints. On the nose, there are lifted aromas of fresh quince, mandarin and white nougat with subtle hints of struck flint and smoky wild yeast complexity. Although finely wrought and tightly structured, this wine is still very textural on the palate. Creamy nougat, lemon zest and fresh nectarine flavors are underpinned by a restrained citrus acidity and subtle nuances of French oak which drive the palate to a refreshing, crisp finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Vibrant, with a refreshing sense of youth to the pear, nutmeg and aniseed flavors, lingering delicately on the supple, expansive finish. Drink now through 2019."
92 Points

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mlundberg27 - Rancho Santa Fe, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/22/2013)
Style: Light & Crisp
Australia has quietly snuck up on the world and become a leading dark horse producer of world-class chardonnay. Crisp, clean, refreshing, minimal oak, the fruit shines through with "vibrant" intensity and length. Complete contrast to the styles popularized among 1990's Australian Chardonnay. Outrageous QPR. Buy what you can find.
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Yalumba is one of Australia's oldest family-owned wineries and was founded in 1949 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...

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Learn About Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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