January 30, 2010

Yalumba Shiraz Viognier

yalumba shiraz viognierWhat could be better on a blustery cold evening than to curl up on the couch with a perfectly balanced bottle of red wine?  Lately this winter we have been finding ourselves doing this regularly on the weekends.   Last night’s pick was Yalumba Shiraz Viognier 2007, a medium bodied red wine from South Australia.  Yalumba is run by the Hill Smith family and is the oldest family run winery in Australia, turning out excellent quality wines for 150 years.  This red wine is a blend of 94% shiraz and 6% viognier and is 13.5% alcohol.  In the glass it has a deep purple color with the aroma of minerals and spices.  Once it opened up we experienced flavors of tart fruits primarily currants and plums that were well balanced with tannins and gave this red a long and refreshing finish.  We really liked this wine  for it’s easy drink-ability as it wasn’t too sweet or overly dry.  Yalumba Shiraz Viognier is a great everyday wine that should satisfy any red wine fan and is well priced at less than $13.

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