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Yalumba Y Series Merlot

2012 Crimson color. Classic varietal aromas of red currants, violets and eucalypt lead to a medium bodied palate with flavors ranging from spiced fruit cake to black cherry with very fine, velvet tannins. The generous fruit flavors give the wine a fleshy, supple appeal that the variety is so well known for.
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$30.00 / Bottle   $360.00 / Case
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Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer, who had brought his family to Angaston seeking a new life. After purchasing a 30-acre parcel of land just beyond the southern-eastern boundary of Angaston, Smith and his son began planting the first vines by moonlight. Samuel named his patch "Yalumba" – aboriginal for "all the land around". Five generations and 160 years later Yalumba, Australia's oldest family owned winery, has grown in size and stature, embodying all that has made the Australian wine success story the envy of winemakers the world over.

Yalumba also leads the industry in environmental performance; reducing carbon emissions, increasing biodiversity and exploring organic viticulture. As well as looking to the future, it has been celebrating its 160-year-old Barossa heritage by developing an Old Vine charter, and releasing reds from ancient Shiraz and Grenache plants.

The Yalumba Y Series of varietal wines express the lively personality and colorful 160-plus-year history of the Hill Smith family of Yalumba, Australia's oldest family owned winery. The Y Series of quality wines salutes the wineries proud history of viticulture and winemaking in South Australia. Significantly, the individual icons on each label reflect the labors, inventive thinking and aspirations of all at Yalumba. This Merlot depicts the winery dog. I t could be a Flash, a Nugget or an Archie type dog. With its wet nose, soft fur and sparkling, clear eyes, the dog is a reminder of loyal and long term relationships, a hallmark of the Yalumba culture.