Yalumba The Signature Cabernet/Shiraz 2009

Red Blends from Barossa Valley, Australia

$48.99
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Item No. 131565
  • red wine
  • JH94
  • RP92
  • WS92
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

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%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WE88
  • 1996
  • WS91
  • RP90
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Winemaker's Notes

The aroma opens with the classic 'Signature' aromatics of red currants, leafy notes, cedar and spices all supported with fine violet and cherry florals. The mouth-feel is full-bodied, long and persistent tannins and shows great concentration yet elegance. This wine has long term aging potential.

Critical Acclaim

"The Signature is on the back, this year it is Clive Weston, for long employed by Negociants NZ. The choice of 20 months' maceration in Yalumba-coopered French, Hungarian and American oak has not impacted as much as anticipated on the medium to full-bodied palate with its rich blackcurrant and plum fruit, and ripe tannins."
94 Points

"Velvety, ripe and expressive, offering a full-bodied mouthful of dark berry, plum, chocolate and floral flavors that persist into a long and generous finish. The extraripe fruit lingers, showing real presence but not extra weight. Drink now through 2019."
92 Points

"The medium to deep garnet colored 2009 The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz unfurls evolving aromas of warm blackberries, dried mulberries and stewed plum alongside underlying menthol, potpourri, cinnamon stick, and nutmeg scents. Medium to full-bodied, it harmoniously supports a great core of maturing fruit with firm, finely grained tannins and a vibrant acid line through a finish with great length. Drink it now to 2022+."
92 Points

Learn About Yalumba Map ItMap It

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...

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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 Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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