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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Yangarra Estate Shiraz 2002
Yangarra Estate Shiraz 2002
(search item no. 86521)

PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $28.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2010 Tasting Panel rating: 91 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2009 Decanter rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Situated in the eastern hills above the McLaren Vale basin, our estate vineyard is planted in 60-million year old sands - some of the oldest soils in Australia.  These ancient soils produce wines with lifted fruit, good color and rich, soft tannins.  The seadfast respect for our unique terrior is reflected in the name our estate:  Yangara in Aboriginal means "from the earth" Faithfully.

The opulent aromas of this Shiraz, dark fruits of plum and black cherries, and the perfectly finessed spice echo with history and a solemn reverence to the soil. 
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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.