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2018 Frankland Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Frankland River, WA

Elegant, pure Cabernet from this outstanding estate. Great value.

$28.00

About

About The Wine

Cabernet Sauvignon might be the best red variety growing on the Frankland Estate vineyard.

This organically farmed, medium weight red is tip-top value. 

Flushed with classic Cabernet characers, blackcurrant, a little bayleaf and fine, soft tannin.

This is great buying for any fan of WA Cabernet, for now or a few years in the cellar.

About Frankland Estate

Frankland Estate are one of the leading producers in the Frankland River region. Family owned and operated since 1988, their major focus on their certified organically grown fruit that reflects its terroir rather than the hand of the winemaker.

Their cool climate Rieslings are regarded as some of the best in the region and the country with several single vineyard releases that could be a contender for Australia's Best Riesling.

Frankland Estate is a cutting a mean wave through the industry and picking up a lot of recognition in the process.

The Frankland Estate Team
The Frankland Estate Team
Frankland River, WA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Vineyard Notes
Fruit for this wine was sourced from mature vines in the Isolation Ridge vineyard at Frankland Estate. The vineyard sits on an undulating northern and eastern facing slope on ancient duplex soils of gravel and loam over a clay sub-soil. It is farmed using organic viticultural practices and this is reflected in the depth and concentration of fruit flavours. The vines are trained on a Scott Henry trellis system to enhance sunlight penetration of the canopy and optimize ripening conditions.

Winemaker Notes
This wine was fermented as long and slowly as possible, at temperatures not exceeding 26°C in open pot fermentation tanks that allowed the cap to be worked by plunging and an extended maceration period allowed optimal colour, flavour and tannin extraction. It was aged in 500 litre French oak puncheons, this contributing textural complexity without compromising the opulent natural fruit flavours of the wine.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Co-Owner, Hunter Smith
Co-Owner, Hunter Smith
Frankland River, WA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"Wafts of dark chocolate, cedar and dried Italian mixed herbs are complemented by lifted red currants and mulberry. The palate is opulent yet focused. Ripe fruit abounds, balanced by mouth coating chalky tannin, which gives the wine texture and length. Ripe mulberry flavours intertwine with cacao and tobacco leaf. " - Hunter Smith, winemaker

93Points
The Wine Front

"Deep, rich and savoury. It’s all dark chocolate, blackberry and blackcurrant, dried herbs and cigar box. Thick earthy tannin, intensity of flavour, sweet dark berries and bitter chocolate, fine length and a slick of silty tannin on exit. Powerful. Needs a couple of years in the cellar." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

93Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"A glossy ruby verging on opaque. Inviting. The set of estate wines-for lack of a better expression-is superb. It sets one up for the higher tier of the range, while consolidating the address as a source of eminently enjoyable wines. Artisanal, honest and for those seeking wines of place, affordable. Black currant. Sage. Tapenade. Mulch. A potpourri of herb and graphite. Frankland Petit Châteaux." - Ned Goodwin (Halliday Wine Companion)

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