Yangarra Estate McLaren Vale Old Vine Grenache 2002

Grenache from McLaren Vale, Australia

Item No. 76079
  • red wine
  • WS93
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Winemaker's Notes

"From 70-year-old vines on the estate, the former Norman's vineyard, comes this rich, ripe and massive Grenache, redolent of all sorts of dark fruits—plums, blueberries, blackberries—that cascade over the palate like a roaring waterfall. Still, there's enough texture and grace to make it possible to warm up to this thoroughbred, and the finish sails on forever. Best from 2006 through 2012."
-Wine Spectator

McLaren Vale is a bounteous basin washed by the pristine Gulf St. Vincent. Ten miles from these waters lies a hillock of 60 million-year-old sands, nicknamed "The Beach." It's actually the weathered remnant of a long-gone mountain range, revered for the earthy wholesomeness it feeds our dry-farmed 60 year-old bush vines. The rosy polished sheen of this Grenache, its blackberry and spicebox bouquet and long, intense finish, perfectly show what these ancient sands produce. Yangarra, by the way, is Aboriginal for "from the earth." And Vincent is the patron Saint of vineyards. Coincidence?

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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...

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Learn About McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area, the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which leads to a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines. Notable Facts In McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of...

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Learn About Grenache

Grenache (greh-NAASH) Sun-Worshiper This sun-worshiping grape gets ripe and loves hot, dry weather. Popular in Spain (called Garnacha), Australia and the southern Rhone region of France, Grenache is the primary grape in regions such as Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Tavel, and Priorat. It's often tamed by less fleshy, more structured grapes like Syrah...

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