Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2006

Viognier from Barossa Valley, Australia

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Item No. 89057
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • JH90
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Winemaker's Notes

Bright and round, with a coconut edge to the pear and tropical fruit flavors. Medium bodied with a lingering polished finish. Stainless steel fermented.

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Yalumba is one of the best wineries in South Australia, so I expected something special. I must say that it delivered spot on. This Viognier has an apricot, pear and watermellon nose. It also has a nice straw hue to it. The taste is definately complex with hints of white pepper and tart citrus on the back. I'm not convinced this wine was fermented in stainless steel. Typically, Viognier in the Barossa region does have a touch of oak. You do get some of the creeping 'lees' taste, but there is nothing overpowering about it. I loved it and would recommend it for its great taste and price.
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Terp - Denver, CO (read all my reviews)

I often like viognier but not this time. I tend to like Sauvignon Blanc and other refreshing, low oak whites. At first I thought this wine was oaked but it isn't. Maybe what I tasted (a sort of creamy, lychee nut flavor) was the result of the winemaker leaving this wine on the lees for a few months (see winemaker notes). This may appeal to those of you who like oaked chardonnay.
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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 Viognier

Viognier(vee-ohn-YAY) Viognier is best known for producing the rich, aromatic white wines of the Northern Rhone. Once a pricey commodity of the area, it's now much easier to find and drink. The perfumed grape creates wines of distinct aromas and flavors. Lower in acid and even lower yielding, Viognier kept to itself in Southern France until some traveling winemakers took hold of...

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