Yangarra Estate Shiraz 2008

Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia

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Item No. 109190
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • JH92
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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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.

Critical Acclaim

"Fresh and cooked blackberry bouquet, with mocha and fruitcake spice aplenty; rich, warm and showing generosity and depth of fruit to conclude."
92 Points

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Ian Watt - Morro Bay, CA (read all my reviews)

Style: Big & Bold
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.
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JB Braun - Newtown Square, PA (read all my reviews)

Style: Big & Bold
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.
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Style: Smooth & Supple
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Learn About Yangarra Estate Map ItMap It

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 Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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