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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Yangarra Estate GSM 2003
Yangarra Estate GSM 2003
(search item no. 84541)
Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2011 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"An abyss of black pepper on the nose, with some whiffs of white cotton. Imagine strapping an eight-cylinder engine to a basket full of berries and black peppercorns and watching it go: That's what this wine tastes like. It's full-throttle and fruit-ripe, with lifted fruit, spice and black pepper on the finish."
-Wine Enthusiast

The sparkling Gulf of St. Vincent, named afer the patron of viticulture, washes the shore of McLaren Vale, a rich basin of vineyards specialising in Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre for over 150 years. Combined with the constant maritime humidity, the ancient weathered soils here feed these varieties unusually intense, soft, and soulful flavours. And this blend's succulent chocolate wholesomeness gives heart to the name of our estate: in Aboriginal, Yangarra means "from the earth." Literally.

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About Yangarra Estate:

Yangarra Estate is as true to its Australian roots as the soil from which its unparalleled flavors are born. Yangarra Estate only selects fruit from the top appellations of Australia, then uses both Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates and Australian innovative winemaking approach to produce varietal wines of inimitable quality.

Australian winemaker, Peter Fraser, teamed up with KJWE's Winemaster Randy Ullon to blend and bottle Yangarra Park wines in the famous Barossa Valley of South Australia. Peter brings his widely regarded depth and breadth of knowledge of each of Australia's finest winemaking regions. Peter's deft and cosmopolitan wine style results from more than eight years experience in the Australian wine industry.