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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Yangarra Estate Shiraz 2008
Yangarra Estate Shiraz 2008
(search item no. 109190)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $19.99

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
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:

In 2008, cool and dry conditions during berry ripening encouraged the development of excellent avours and crisp acidity. The unexpected heat wave in March caused the most condensed harvest in McLaren Vale's history. Our cooler weather in the northern foothills of Blewitt Springs offset much of the heat – resulting in tiny, intensely-flavored berries and concentrated wines with rm structure and vibrant aromatics.

This wine has feisty yet adult aromas of white pepper, and smells of red Australian earth in the summer. The blackberry and mulberry fruits taste as if they've been gently stewed to a conserve, with whole berries remaining in the pulp. The finish is teasing and appetizing with savory dark green tannins and an elegant, refined attitude.

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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.