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Yangarra Estate Red Rhone Blend Mclaren Vale Cadenzia 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

“This blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre is typically silky smooth, with nuts, dark cherries, and plums a plenty, the plush palate gradually tapering off to a lingering, terasing finish. A complex, rich and powerful wine!” PETER FRASER, Winemaker • 92 Points, The Wine News - Steve Pitcher, March/April 2007 • 89 Points, Wine Enthusiast-June 2007 Visit the official McLaren Vale Cadenzia website. Region: 100% McLaren Vale, 100% Estate Grown Blend: 47% Grenache, 41% Shiraz, 12% Mourvédre Analysis:15.0% alcohol, pH 3.39, TA 0.65 g/100ml Maturation:18 months; one and two year old French oak barriques; Shiraz barrel fermentation in new French barriques Production: 1,789 cases

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Yangarra Estate Vineyard:
Yangarra is an aboriginal word meaning "from the earth." All of our wines are grown on our single-vineyard Estate in the Blewitt Springs sub region of McLaren Vale, South Australia, with 250 acres of vines in 35 individual blocks spread amongst 420 acres of creeks, native vegetation and nature corridors. The Estate sits at the north-eastern extreme of the Willunga Basin at the foot of the Sou... Read more
Yangarra is an aboriginal word meaning "from the earth." All of our wines are grown on our single-vineyard Estate in the Blewitt Springs sub region of McLaren Vale, South Australia, with 250 acres of vines in 35 individual blocks spread amongst 420 acres of creeks, native vegetation and nature corridors. The Estate sits at the north-eastern extreme of the Willunga Basin at the foot of the South Mount Lofty Ranges. We are utterly devoted to minimal intervention in viticulture and winemaking. Our desire is to produce wines that are the most brilliant possible reflection of the Estate's unique terroir and provide a profound sense of place. The key to Yangarra's unique flavours is a large, smooth dune of Ngankipari Sand, a precisely-delineated Aeolian, or wind-blown geological formation that was laid down about a million years ago (which is very young in Australia's ancient geology). This sand is an extremely weathered remnant of mountain ranges that stood here 1.6 billion years ago, weathered away, and then rose again 500 million years ago. After a second weathering, the current ranges began to rise about 100 million years ago. Read less

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.50 5
10/01/2010

Strong nose of Chambord. Loads of red and blue fruits. Big alcohol feel. Flavors of Chambord and cherry liquer. Almost like a fortified wine. Big and strong, but tasty. - Tasted at Marché Bacchus 9/16/10


Snooth User: skalooky
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0.00 5
12/26/2008

Bought Christmas 2008 at Harbour Bay Gourmet, Stuart, Florida


External Reviews for Yangarra Estate Red Rhone Blend Mclaren Vale Cadenzia

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Cadenzia is a term the McLaren Vale producers have agreed to use on their top Grenache-based blends; in this instance itandrsquo;s 47% Grenache, 41% Shiraz and only 12% Mourvedre. Like Yangarraandrsquo;s other wines, this one is heavily extracted with dark flavors of chocolate, cassis and coffee. Thereandrsquo;s intense fruit, backed by firm structure and some spice; hold 1andndash;2 years, then drink it over the next 5andndash;8.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Toasty, spicy character competes against ripe cherry fruit, bringing welcome tension to this earthy blend. The finish persists impressively. Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvegrave;dre. Best after 2008.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The GSM andldquo;Cadenziaandrdquo; is a blend of 47% Grenache, 41% Shiraz, and 12% Mourvedre. A portion of the Mourvedre was purchased but in subsequent vintages the GSM will be produced entirely from estate fruit. It exhibits reticent aromas of earth, sage, spice box, black cherry, and black raspberry. In the mouth the wine is quite tannic and will need extended cellaring of 5andndash;7 years to round out. Whether that might happen is a bit of a gamble. If it does, my score will be seen as conservative.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The GSM ldquo;Cadenziardquo; is a blend of 47% Grenache, 41% Shiraz, and 12% Mourvedre. A portion of the Mourvedre was purchased but in subsequent vintages the GSM will be produced entirely from estate fruit. It exhibits reticent aromas of earth, sage, spice box, black cherry, and black raspberry. In the mouth the wine is quite tannic and will need extended cellaring of 5ndash;7 years to round out. Whether that might happen is a bit of a gamble. If it does, my score will be seen as conservative.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Cadenzia is a term the McLaren Vale producers have agreed to use on their top Grenache-based blends; in this instance itrsquo;s 47% Grenache, 41% Shiraz and only 12% Mourvedre. Like Yangarrarsquo;s other wines, this one is heavily extracted with dark flavors of chocolate, cassis and coffee. Therersquo;s intense fruit, backed by firm structure and some spice; hold 1ndash;2 years, then drink it over the next 5ndash;8.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Toasty, spicy character competes against ripe cherry fruit, bringing welcome tension to this earthy blend. The finish persists impressively. Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvandegrave;dre. Best after 2008.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

A vivid red, rich and velvety, brimming with plum, blackberry and cherry flavors, wrapped in a veil of very fine tannins, weaving a dark chocolate note through the long, generous finish. Best from 2008 through 2015.



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“This blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre is typically silky smooth, with nuts, dark cherries, and plums a plenty, the plush palate gradually tapering off to a lingering, terasing finish. A complex, rich and powerful wine!” PETER FRASER, Winemaker • 92 Points, The Wine News - Steve Pitcher, March/April 2007 • 89 Points, Wine Enthusiast-June 2007 Visit the official McLaren Vale Cadenzia website. Region: 100% McLaren Vale, 100% Estate Grown Blend: 47% Grenache, 41% Shiraz, 12% Mourvédre Analysis:15.0% alcohol, pH 3.39, TA 0.65 g/100ml Maturation:18 months; one and two year old French oak barriques; Shiraz barrel fermentation in new French barriques Production: 1,789 cases

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