Yalumba Y Series Shiraz and Viognier 2008
Syrah/Shiraz from South Australia, Australia
Deep crimson with violet hues, the Yalumba Y Series Shiraz Viognier 2008 displays aromas of crushed mulberries, wild berry and rhubarb which are complemented by hints of sweet cinnamon and violets. This wine is medium bodied with layers of wild berries and violets, while the tannins are soft which give the wine a juicy sweetness and persistence.
Australian Wine CompanionBright purple; a lifted bouquet with stone fruit dominating the blackberry at this point; the palate switches this around, with a distinctly darker personality coming through on the finish; an alluring combination of aroma and flavor.
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. View all Yalumba WinesLike 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.
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17 ratings, 9 with reviewsJohn Gittins - Monument, CO46/10/201031/25/2013Karolyn Kaelin - Arlington, VA210/12/2012smarthur - Fairbanks, AK410/20/2010Vladimir - Wilmington, MA59/24/2011John J Gleysteen - Birmingham, AL57/23/2011
We have ordered this wine before. It is smooth and elegant in taste for pre-dinner socializing as well as sit-down tablecloth meals. We'd order it again.Scott N - Lowell, MI35/18/201156/23/2011
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Great combination of flavor. Very smooth and easy drinking wine. Excellent value.24/21/2011Suprisingly not very goodKarlo - New York, NY34/15/2011
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42/17/2011Great wine for the price. Long finish. Good enough to drink alone.42/17/2011Great wine for the price. Long finish. Good enough to drink alone.11/14/2011My French friend and I tried this together and it's possibly the worst wine we've ever had. Too bitter and it's one of those wines that gives you a headache.R. Rundt - Plano, TX412/22/2010This is an old french trick to add the viognier, and it really works. The combo is totally excellent. We love Shiraz, but the addition of viognier in blending is now near the top of our wines for foodies.410/27/2010A lovely wine; the viognier takes the edge off any rough edges in the not-quite-mature shiraz. It has a striking nose, full of fruits and flowers. The flavor is pleasant and well integrated with quite a long finish. Enjoyable with steak but better with lighter fare. Everyone will like this wine. Not too heavy, not too light - just right! What a wine value!Bob Corcoran - Medford, MA45/10/2010Another lovely Shiraz, but a step down from the Rolling Shiraz also enjoyed the same evening - but very nice in its own right. Would like to compare it to its "big brother" the 2006 and see if it can hold its own at half the price. A very, very, good value PS - they just up'ed the price to $11.99 from $7.99Related Products
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
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.
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