Yangarra Estate McLaren Vale Shiraz 2008
Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia
In 2008, cool and dry conditions during berry ripening encouraged thedevelopment of excellent avours and crisp acidity. The unexpected heatwave in March caused the most condensed harvest in McLaren Vale'shistory. Our cooler weather in the northern foothills of Blewitt Springsoffset much of the heat – resulting in tiny, intensely-flavored berriesand concentrated wines with rm structure and vibrant aromatics.
This wine has feisty yet adult aromas of white pepper, and smells ofred Australian earth in the summer. The blackberry and mulberry fruitstaste as if they've been gently stewed to a conserve, with whole berriesremaining in the pulp. The finish is teasing and appetizing with savorydark green tannins and an elegant, refined attitude.
Australian Wine Companion - "Fresh and cooked blackberry bouquet, with mocha and fruitcake spice aplenty; rich, warm and showing generosity and depth of fruit to conclude."
Yangarra Estate Winery
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. View all Yangarra Estate Wines
About McLaren ValeView a map of McLaren Vale wineries
McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area with the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which contributes a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines.
Notable FactsIn McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of Australia, Shiraz and Grenache are the most-planted grapes of the region. While red rules, whites are able to hold their own here too. With the warm yet reasonable Mediterranean climate, white grapes like Chardonnay, Semillon and even some Sauvignon Blanc grow well. The wines are round and smooth and the producers in the region are excellent.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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10 ratings, 3 with reviewsdedalus2222 - Philadelphia, PA43/12/2012Ian Watt - Morro Bay, CA43/13/2012
This is a knockout red from a winery now US owned (luckily there are still many left in the McLaren Vale area that are small, Aussie-owned, and will be forever - GREAT place to visit with simply stunning wineries to visit and eat at)at a price that reflects quality for the dollar. Great depth, excellent fruit with no aftertaste of sweaty horse collar, dirt and manure (being a bit sarcastic there!) and very easy to slip down with duck, lamb, good beef, strong cheeses or just under the pergola ruminating with nature - something we do a lot of here in the Central Coast of California and back home in Adelaide, Australia when I visit each year.James Deresinski - Moberly, MO52/17/2012Laura Kantor - Smithtown, NY51/31/2012412/13/2011gkanamori - Rio Rancho, NM412/4/2011JB Braun - Newtown Square, PA49/29/2011
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First sampled this deep purple, ultra jammy gem at a wine expo held by Westchester Magazine in White Plains NY. It's a meaty red wine with complex finish and without question fairly priced at 19.99.William Lau - Jersey City, NJ58/16/201147/1/2011
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VERY GOOD SHIRAZ...
- Smooth & Supple