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Yalumba Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz The Signature Jane Ferraritext

Yalumba Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz The Signature Jane Ferrari 2010

Barossa Valley, South Australia, AustraliaThe Yalumba 'Signature' a cabernet shiraz blend is the best red wine made by the Hill Smith family each year and it is dedicated to one who has made significant contributions to the company. In 2010 that would be the 'Storyteller" Jane Ferrari who travels the globe speaking to all the wines of Yalumba. The blend is a 52/48 mix of cabernet sauvignon and shiraz that is aged 20 months in 35% new French oak (hogsheads and barriques) the remainder of the wood is a mix of two, three and four year old French, American and Hungarian oak, none of which ever interferes on the palate. It is hard to describe the juicy black fruit of the cabernet or the broader, richer more syrah that plumps out the palate all in perfect balance. I suspect this wine will age a decade before it begins to offer any of its deepest secrets. Tasted: 11 October 2014Tasted by: Prices: BC 70.00 speculative listing - Pacific Wine & Spirits ON 65.00 LCBO Producer: Yalumba Wine CompanyDistributors: Negociants International
Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon - ShirazCSPC: 528356UPC: 9311789000855