Yalumba Shiraz Viognier 2006

Yalumba is Australia’s oldest family-owned winery. And boy do they make a good wine!

I absolutely love this one – it’s a blend of 92% Shiraz and 8% Viognier (which is a white grape), and it makes a terrific wine for just sipping in front of the fire. We had some with dinner tonight (prime rib roast), and it goes very well. It’s very fruity and luscious, with smooth tannins and a medium finish. I highly recommend it. It’s an unconventional blend – not many wineries mix red and white. Plus it’s very affordable – $9.99 at the Crescent Wine Shop here in Clifton Park. I’m seriously considering buying it by the case and making it my “house red”. Of course, that will happen as soon as I can manage to scrape $100 together to buy wine!

From Yalumba’s Tasting Notes on their website:

On the nose initial aromas of violets and sweet berry fruits are meshed with the subtle
fragrance of apricot and musk. The palate is fresh with black currant and liquorice. Berry-rich mid-palate fruits with a soft even texture and fine tannin finish.