Yering Station Shiraz Viognier 2008
Syrah/Shiraz from Yarra Valley, Australia
Structured with precision and intensity. Lots of flavor and pristine fruit with classic Shiraz Viognier characters. Very long and focused.
Australian Wine Companion - "Bright, clear crimson; a supremely fragrant bouquet with red and black cherry fruit interwoven with allspice, the immaculately constructed and balanced palate, with fine, faintly savoury, tannins and a blessing of French oak, once again proves Yering Station's mastery of the style. "
Wine Spectator - "Polished, lively and juicy, with blackberry and spice flavors, hinting at apricot as the finish lingers tightly. Drink now through 2015."
International Wine Cellar - "Vivid ruby-red. Exotically perfumed bouquet of red and dark berry preserves, anise, smoke and dried violet, with a subtle peppery quality emerging with aeration. Intense, fruity and expansive, offering juicy, spice-accented black raspberry and cherry flavors and an absence of rough edges. Gentle tannins add shape and grip to the finish, which echoes the spicy note. This is ready to drink but there's no hurry. "
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Yering Station Winery
The first vineyard in Victoria, Yering Station was originally planted in 1838. Its acquisition in 1996 by the Rathbone family marked the beginning of a new era, with the construction of a state-of-the-art winery and award winning tourism complex (Winner: 2003-04 Australian Tourism Award for Tourism Wineries).
The winemaking team lead by Tom Carson (nominated for the Qantas Australian Gourmet Traveller WINE Winemaker of the Year 2004) take a non-interventionist approach to allow full expression of the characteristics of this cool-climate region with particular emphasis on varietal flavours, structure and balance. The sub-regional variation between each of our sites throughout the valley allows the winery to successfully produce a diverse range of wines. When a grape variety performs exceptionally well throughout a season, a selection of the most outstanding parcels are released under our reserve label.
Through consistently producing a vast range of different wines, all with hallmark elegance, quality and distinction, Yering Station has built a reputation as one of the finest producers in the Yarra Valley and Australia. View all Yering Station Wines
About Yarra ValleyView a map of Yarra Valley wineries
A short drive from Melbourne, Yarra Valley is the oldest and most successful of Victoria's wine growing regions. The cool climate of the area makes it suitable for the popular varieties of Pinot Noir & Chardonnay. Shiraz is also grown here and produces elegant and restrained wines, showing a different side to Australian wine.
Notable FactsProducers of the Yarra Valley have hit their stride when it comes to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Instead of striving to make wine like Burgundy or California, winemakers are crafting a Yarra Valley style, letting the grapes and the soil do the talking. Getting better each year, Yarra Valley is a region to watch.
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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- 4 Stars: 6
- 3 Stars: 4
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13 ratings, 3 with reviewsjaydro - Knoxville, TN411/1/2013
very easy to drink shiraz with enough going on to keep you interested.rfarouni - Columbus, OH29/2/2013Shoblock - Ledgewood, NJ46/8/2013hkac - New York, NY45/20/2013
- Smooth & Supple
Nice & smooth but keep it open for a minute firstSteve Davenport - Washington, DC35/16/2013Stephen Bazzano - Vernon Rockville, CT44/20/2013
- Smooth & Supple
This wine is everything they say and more. Simply jumps out of the bottle with a delightful fruity nose. Medium tannins with a long finish and a touch of spice. Will buy again.jjl - San Francisco, CA31/25/201338/1/2012dalechmd - Sherborn, MA22/9/2012ds56 - Needham Heights, MA31/23/2012LG - New York, NY511/15/2011dedalus2222 - Philadelphia, PA410/19/2011James McCormick - Leadville, CO410/11/2011
- Earthy & Spicy
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
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.
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