Processing Your Order...

Search for ""

New Customers Save $20 off $100+* with code FEBNEW20

New Customers Save $20* with code FEBNEW20

*New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 2/28/2018. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

Due to state regulations, we cannot ship wine to California

Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier 2012

Viognier from Eden Valley, Barossa, Australia
  • D93
0% ABV
  • JS92
  • W&S90
  • WE92
  • W&S91
  • JH95
  • D90
  • WW91
  • WS90
  • W&S90
  • JH93
  • WS91
  • W&S90
  • WS90
  • WE91
  • JH90
  • WS92
  • JH93
  • WS91
  • JH94
All Vintages
Ships Sun, Mar 4
Limit 0 bottles per customer
Sold in increments of 0
Currently Unavailable $17.99
Try the 2016 Vintage 15 99
19
17 99
Save $1.01 (5%)
Add to Cart
1
Limit Reached
3.0 1 Ratings
Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Rate for better recommendations
(256 characters remaining)
Cancel Save

3.0 1 Ratings
0% ABV

Winemaker Notes

The 2012 Eden Valley is the pure essence of what Viognier is all about. Apricot fruit aromas and flavors with long luscious texture and hints of orange oil to finish. Pure aromas of apricot nectar, lifted honeysuckle and orange oil perfume. Long, rich and luscious palate with intense stone fruit - particularly apricots - finishing with an alluring citrus freshness.

Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
D 93
Decanter
Yalumba has spent the past 30 years mastering Viognier and this Eden Valley beauty is the quintessence of what the grape variety can put forth. Delicate stone fruit aromas with hints of floral make for an elegant nose. These flavours follow through on the palate, which has lovely texture and is quite complex.
View More
Yalumba

Yalumba

View all wine
Yalumba, Eden Valley, Barossa, Australia
2012 Eden Valley Viognier
Yalumba is Australia's oldest family-owned winery, founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith. From modest beginnings, the Yalumba Wine Company has grown to become one of Australia's most successful wineries, owned by 5th generation Robert Hill-Smith. Yalumba regularly receives accolades for its outstanding wines, and for its leadership in viticultural innovation and sustainable farming. Yalumba was the first winery in the world to be recognized with the Climate Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (2007), earned the International Green Apple Gold Award from House of Commons (U.K. 2011), and was the first winery outside the United States to win the BRIT International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing Competition (2013). The Yalumba portfolio commences with the fresh and flavorsome varietal wines of the Y Series, then moves up to the Samuel’s Garden line to capture the essence of the classic Rhone-influenced varietals of the Barossa and Eden Valleys, explores sub-regional complexity through innovative, modern wines in the Hand Pickedline, and culminates with the coveted, collectible Yalumba Rare and Fine wines including Signature and Octavius.

Eden Valley

View all wine

Higher in elevation and topographically more dramatic than the Barossa Valley floor, Eden Valley abuts it to its south and east. While it is a bit of an extension of Barossa, Eden Valley is topographically different than the pastoral Barossa Valley, and is composed of rocky hills and eucalyptus groves.

Recognizing Eden Valley’s potential with Riesling in the 1960s and 70s, producers started to move their Riesling production from Barossa to these better sites where schist soils on hilltops would produce more steely, tart and age-worthy examples. A most famous site, planted by Colin Gramp, called Steingarten, today produces a bright Riesling that, because of its intense citrus fruit, mineral acidity and intensity on the palate, only improves with age.

Youthful Eden Valley Rieslings express floral, grapefruit and mineral, while with time in the bottle, they become increasingly toasty and complex.

Riesling isn’t the only grape the region can grow; undeniably at lower altitudes Shiraz does very well. Mount Edelstone is a notable vineyard as well as the Hill of Grace, which boasts healthy Shiraz vines well over 100 years old. This is the only Australian region where Merlot has a made a name for itself and Chardonnay can be spectacular, particularly from the High Eden sub-region in the southern valley.

Viognier

View all wine

Full-figured and reminiscent of a potent floral perfume, Viognier is the mandatory grape of the northern Rhône appellation Condrieu and neighboring monopole (an entire appellation dedicated to just one winery) Château Grillet. It is also a blending variety in several appellations throughout the entire Rhône Valley. Viognier is grown throughout much of the world with some degree of success, but is perhaps at its best outside of France in Oregon, Washington, and cooler parts of Australia, where minerality and acidity can be achieved to give the wine the backbone it can sometimes lack.

In the Glass

This is a heady, aromatic variety making rich, complex, and full-bodied white wines redolent of a floral bouquet and assorted stone fruits and tropical fruits, with a hint of spice not unlike that of Gewürztraminer. It is lower in acidity than most white wines, lending to its heavy impression on the palate. While a whiff of Viognier might suggest sweet flavors, these wines are typically quite dry.

Perfect Pairings

Viognier is an intense, bold variety that can easily stand up to gutsy food like pork loin with apricot stuffing, chicken Kiev, or rich, spicy fare.

Sommelier Secret

While Viognier is a white grape, it also plays an important role in the red wines of Côte Rôtie in the northern Rhône, made otherwise from Syrah. About 5% Viognier is typically co-fermented with the Syrah in order to stabilize the color, and as an added benefit, add a subtle perfume.

LIM360071750_2012 Item# 124651

Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to update and using the latest version
of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

Yes, Update Now