2010 Yering Station Shiraz/Viognier
We are receiving a lot of samples for evaluation currently. Wine producers are shifting houses and vintages are changing, consequently there are a lot of very deep deals in the market. Yesterday We opened a bottle of 2010 Yering Station Shiraz/Viognier. We don't always recommend Australian Shiraz based wines. They are often too jammy, too new world. The 2010 Yering Station is neither. This Shiraz which is splashed with the white and very aromatic varietal Viognier is a blend in reverence of great Cote Rotie. That place called Cote Rotie is in the French Northern Rhone Valley. There they splash their exquisite Syrah with plus or minus 5 percent Viognier which adds great complexity to these wines. The depth and aromatics of Cote Rotie makes that genre one of the most collected and most expensive around. This little Australian captures that style pretty well. The Yering has velvety RED fruit, not at all jammy or overbearing. This Shiraz is a very pleasing appetizer and cocktail red. There is cherry raspberry flavors, spice and supple, well integrated tannins. We are now 2 days into the bottle and it is better today than yesterday. We tried it with hamburger steaks yesterday and the wine went great. We tried it today with some smoked turkey breast and Canadian bacon. This is also an excellent pairing The bright red flavor profile is excellent for holiday recipes. The Yerlng was released at $25.-$29 per bottle. We have six cases available at $19.50 per bottle which makes it EXCEPTIONAL FOR HOLIDAY GUESTS. (10% of on 6 bottles $17.55 per )
All the very best, REX And MICHELE
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 savory, tannins and a blessing of French oak, once again proves Yering Station's mastery of the style.
James Halliday Top 100, 2010 ". 96 points
The proof is always in the glass!