Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Cabernet 2013
$2599each
$309DOZEN
WineryFrankland Estate
Fruit CabernetSauv PetitVerdot
Regions Frankland River
  Western Australia
Each $25.99
$309.00
Available by the dozen
Isolation Ridge is part of a larger wool growing enterprise. The decision to diversify the farm and plant vines came after a tour of French vineyards and two vintages worked at Bordeaux's Chateau Senejac. The Isolation Ridge vineyard is managed to organic viticultural practices which is reflected in the depth and concentration and palate weight of the finished wine. An elegant, tightly knit Cabernet that unfolds to reveal opulent flavours and savoury stylishness, the fruit of meticulous care in the vineyard and winery.
Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from mature vines planted to the Isolation Ridge vineyard. The property sits on an undulating north and east facing slope on ancient duplex soils of gravel and loam over clay sub soil. Vines are trained to Scott Henry trellis, enhancing sunlight penetration of the canopy for optimal ripening. Fruit is vinified as long and as slow as possible, at temperatures not exceeding 30C in open pot fermentation tanks, allowing the cap to be worked by plunging and gentle pump overs. An extended maceration is employed for optimal extractions. The finished wine is aged in 500 litre French oak puncheons, contributing textural complexity without compromising the opulent natural fruit flavours.
TASTING NOTES
Bright red plum. Concentrated aromas of plum and red berry with an earthy dusty ironstone character. Intense flavours of red currants, plum, blueberry and chocolate, complemented by savoury black olive complexity and structure with subtle oak integration supporting the long and fine palate. An elegant, stylish and tightly knit wine that unfolds to reveal opulent flavours, savoury undertones and the dusty, earthy character of Frankland River.
Wines by Frankland Estate
Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Cabernet 2013
WineryFrankland Estate
Fruit CabernetSauv PetitVerdot
Regions Frankland River
  Western Australia
  Each $25.99
  $309.00
Available by the dozen
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Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Riesling 2016
WineryFrankland Estate
Fruit Riesling
Regions Frankland River
  Western Australia
  Each $29.99
  $357.00
Available by the dozen
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About Frankland Estate Wines
Frankland Estate was established in 1988 by Barrie Smith and Judi Cullam, they continue to be actively involved in every aspect of the vineyard and winery
They are assisted by a small, hardworking team who enjoy the diverse and idiosyncratic challenges associated with making wine. The Isolation Ridge vineyard lies on part of a farm where the family have run a wool growing enterprise since 1974. The decision to diversify their farming interests was inspired and informed by a tour of French vineyards Barrie and Judi undertook in 1985 and also by two vintages they worked at Chateau Senejac in Bordeaux. The winemaking philosophies at Frankland Estate reflect these influences as well as the hard earned lessons gained from some 17 vintages in the Frankland River region. Their approach to winemaking is based on the principle that the most significant characteristics of a wine come from the soil and the vineyard environment. They aim to make wines that reflect nature rather than the hand of the winemaker. Frankland Estate»