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YALUMBA 10 SZ VG "HAND PICKED"
Item: #377538
Bottle Size: 750ml
WS: 93
$26.98
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YALUMBA 2010 SHIRAZ VIOGNIER "HAND PICKED"

WINE SPECTATOR 93 POINTS - "Vibrant and complex, this offers a tightly woven expression of plum, blackberry and grapefruit peel flavors, coming together seamlessly as the finish expands. Shows presence and depth. Drink now through 2020. 150 cases imported."

JAMES HALLIDAY 95 POINTS - "Vivid purple hue; the fresh and fragrant bouquet offers black fruits, violets and anise; the medium-bodied palate is fleshy and generous, with a backbone of fine tannins and a lingering cherry toast note on the fine boned finish."

Made by Australia’s oldest family-owned winery, Yalumba, this wine reflects the traditions of the acclaimed wines from the Northern Rhône. Yalumba is one of our ‘go to’ wines when talking Australia. And the Yalumba ‘Hand Picked’ Shiraz/Viognier 2010 is no exception. This is a wine with limited availability so we did our best to grab as much as we could from the distributor. As is the tradition in the Côte-Rôtie (and the rules of the appellation), the Syrah (or, in Australian verbiage, Shiraz) is co-fermented with a smaller percentage of the white varietal, Viognier. Yalumba’s Hand Picked Shiraz/Viognier undergoes that same winemaking process of co-fermentation. The Shiraz, along with a small amount of Viognier, are actually crushed and fermented together (what harmony!). The addition of the Viognier intensifies the color, adds an extra dimension and a wonderful fragrance to the bouquet. It also brings softness to that rich and powerful Barossa Shiraz. It’s as if the Shiraz underwent training in etiquette to tone down its demeanor! The result is a wine of elegance, a term not typically associated with Barossa Shiraz! Inside the bottle, the wine has the full and alluring flavors of Barossa along with a good level of acidity to make it lively. Enjoy!
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