17 Feb Wine Wednesday: Yalumba The Scribbler 2012 Red Blend ($19)
This Week In Red Wine: Yalumba The Scribbler 2012 Red Blend ($19)
“[The 2012 Yalumba The Scribbler Red Blend] Doesn’t let … down. Quite enough oomph. There is nothing here not to like.” – James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion
Wine Ratings & Awards
Grape Certified Platinum Medal – 2016
Australian Wine Companion – 95 Points
Best Red Wines & Red Blends of the Year – 2016
Best Wines Under $20 – 2016
THEGRAPE Diamond In The Rough – 2016
Best Cheap Wines of the Year – 2015, 2016
It’s not often we come across wines, red or white, that are the total package but we strive to bring you the absolute best wines in both taste and price, bringing you the best values on the market. In 2014 we found the total wine package in the 2013 Amalaya Malbec Red Blend. In 2015 we found the total wine package in the 2012 Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2016 the total wine package can be found in the 2012 Yalumba The Scribbler Red Blend.
Yalumba is Australia’s oldest family-owned winery, founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith. From modest beginnings, the Yalumba Wine Company has grown to become one of Australia’s most successful wineries, owned by 5th generation Robert Hill-Smith. Yalumba regularly receives accolades for its outstanding wines, and for its leadership in viticultural innovation and sustainable farming, including wines that are vegan and vegetarian friendly.
Mild conditions through January to March allowed the Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz grapes to ripen in ideal conditions producing fruit with outstanding depth of flavor. The 2012 Scribbler opens with floral notes of red berries, coastal aromas and a fresh palate, with a line of fruit running through, with hints of cool mints, rich textures and powdery tannins.
Yalumba The Scribbler is the youthful embodiment of its beloved older sibling The Signature, sharing the same bloodline, pedigree and winemaking expertise. Showcasing the Barossa Valley, The Scribbler is an elegant, complex and bright wine that is designed to drink now but can also be cellared for medium term enjoyment. The Scribbler pairs best with red meats but also does well with your ideal meal.
Wine Region: Barossa Valley, Australia
Wine Grapes: 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Shiraz
Style: Medium-bodied, Smooth, Spicy & Sweet
Food & Wine Pairings: Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon – Click To View Recipe(s)
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Aroma & Flavor
Grape Certified Platinum
The 2012 Yalumba The Scribbler is the youthful embodiment of its beloved older sibling The Signature, sharing the same bloodline (Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz grapes), pedigree and winemaking expertise. Showcasing the Barossa Valley, The Grape Certified Platinum Scribbler red blend is an elegant, complex and bright wine that is designed to drink now but can also be cellared for medium term enjoyment.