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Uncork Your Mind

Debbie Gioquindo, CSW, WLS the Hudson Valley Wine Goddess takes the intimidation out of wine. This is a monthly podcast where I will speak with people in the wine industry, authors, and bloggers to education you on wine.

Aug 9, 2019

Welcome to Winephabet Street Season 1 Episode 25 Y is Yarra Valley
Winephabet Street is a monthly series where Lori Budd of Draceana Wines and I work our way through the alphabet exploring wine and wine regions on letter at a time. The show is live on the third Monday at 8pm and is free, but you must register to attend. Put it on your calendar, pour yourself a glass of wine and hang out with us.
In this episode, Lori and I take you to the Yarra Valley located just outside Melbourne, Australia, and Victoria’s first wine-growing district. It’s known for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and one of the leading cool climate grown regions of the world.
Learn more about the Yarra Valley by listening to the podcast or watch the webinar below.
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Yarra Valley Wine Tasting

For this episode I got my hands on a 2016 Shoofly Pinot Noir. Shoofly was founded in 2003 by Ben Riggs. The fruit for this wine comes from the Yarra and King Valley regions in Victoria. There was no oak used. The wine matured on the lees for nine months and then was bottled.
The Pinot was plumish in color, a bit of acidity. Flavors of cherry and spicy notes especially on the finish. Not complex but enjoyable.

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