Yalumba The Scribbler 2009
Other Red Blends from Barossa Valley, Australia
A deep crimson red, The Scribbler 2009 shows excellent concentration and lift on the nose, with redcurrant fruits, spices and licorice complementing fresh floral aromatics of herbs and mints. This is a densely weighted wine with blackcurrant fruit and dark berries. The Shiraz is again nicely layered within a tightly integrated and beautifully structured Cabernet Sauvignon palate. Perfect to drink now, but will certainly cellar well over the next five to 10 years.
Pair with Beef Wellington. Also suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
Australian Wine Companion - "Light, bright red-purple; a 61/39% blend from the Barossa (which includes both Barossa Valley and Eden Valley) with vibrant redcurrant, cherry and plum fruit and a nice touch of oak. The moderate alcohol plays a major role in making this wine as fresh and drinkable as it is."
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. View all Yalumba Wines
About Barossa ValleyView a map of Barossa Valley wineries
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 industry. The valley is strewn with a series of hamlets, small towns spotted throughout the region.
Barossa ValleyBarossa is red-wine territory, with red grapes consisting of about two-thirds of the region's plantings. The reds, Shiraz in particular, are lauded for their rich, concentrated flavors and aging potential. Old vines of Shiraz and Grenache are popular, many up to 80 years old. The valley is home to some of the most famous vineyards of Australia - this is where the first Penfolds Grange was made. Whites are also found, mainly from the Semillon grape – these wines are as full-bodied as the reds although harder to find. Riesling and Chardonnay are also planted.
Eden ValleyRight next to Barossa Valley, but a bit higher in elevation, Eden Valley is an ideal neighbor. Many wineries source vineyards from both areas as the climate difference in Eden Valley leads to wines of a different character. Reds are still mainly Shiraz and Grenache, but the wines are often more restrained and less dense than those in the Barossa Valley. Whites are popular here too. Eden Valley Rieslings and Semillons are particularly excellent.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review3.53.6 out of 5 stars
17 ratings, 6 with reviewswalktard - Tahoe City, CA38/13/2013Principessa Livia - Gloucester, MA46/12/2013
Very drinkable red wine. Not complex, fruity, pleasant acid, blackberry is prominent.sherre - Wayne, PA44/16/2013
- Light & Fruity
Bought this on sale and was thrilled that I bought several bottles but would buy it again at the regular price.Ron Douglas - Defiance, MO34/15/2013decent but not sure it's worth $20 a bottle32/19/2013410/28/2012Stephen Bazzano - Vernon Rockville, CT310/26/2012
- Earthy & Spicy
Wonderful nose on first pour. Deep and dark hue. Soft but dry tannins and medium body. Very smooth! Just a touch of bitterness on the medium finish. Might be more enjoyable in a year or two,just not enough stuff for me.wine taster - Quincy, MA510/13/2012good value. every meal wine48/6/201247/9/201244/29/2012Christian V. - Wichita, KS34/28/2012
- Earthy & Spicy
This is a very good Shiraz. Do not let the name fool you. The presentation of this Shiraz is excellent. The nose jumps out at you from the glass with notes of plums, black cherries and mild spices. This medium bodied wine needs a bit of decanting however, once this wine has the opportunity to open up a little, the notes are of fruit, spices and mild earth. The finish is very good for such a young vintage. I would recommend this wine with red meats, pork medium bodied fish and cheeses. Well deserving of its 93 point rating.eleuterio - Laredo, TX44/2/2012Kechal - Southborough, MA34/1/201223/27/2012
- Smooth & Supple
SteveMiller - San Francisco, CA42/27/2012middlax23 - Arlington, VA31/30/2012
- Light & Fruity