2023 Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Riesling

Highly Rated
One of Australia's elite Rieslings, full of intensity and drive. Western Australia's finest.

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If you're a fan of Australian Riesling, then Frankland Estate's Isolation Ridge release just has to be in your cellar.

This wine really paints the picture of what Hunter Smith and the Frankland Estate team believe Great Southern Riesling should taste like.

These are organically-grown, single vineyard wines of startling purity and intensity. Absolutely top of the Riesling tree in Aus.

The Frankland Estate wines are truly one of the country's premier Rieslings. Try them while you can!

97 points
"By any measure – aroma, flavour, structure, length and complexity – this is a stunning Riesling."
- Jeni Port (Wine Pilot)

97 points
"A wine of balletic balance with a
piercing acid line of jaw dropping intensity and drive. A masterclass in coiled tension, restrained power and the beauty of Frankland River riesling."
 - Nick Ryan, The Weekend Australian April 2024
97 points
"One of the very best Isolation Ridge rieslings produced... Has a crunchy vibrant minerality on the finish. Exceptional wine."
- Ray Jordan, WinePilot.com April 2024

Isolation Ridge Vineyard Riesling, the pinnacle that our family produces from our organic certified vineyard. 10% Barrel fermented and all of the components left on lees for 10 months for additional texture and complexity.

97 points - "By any measure – aroma, flavour, structure, length and complexity – this is a stunning Riesling. And that vibrant, pulsing acidity offers a winemaking Masterclass in itself. It is intricately woven throughout the wine, essential and complete but never intrusive, a fact that winemaker Hunter Smith puts down to picking fruit slightly riper than he once did. Super fragrant and lifted in the heady scent of spring flowers, citrus blossom, lime zest, lemongrass and spice. Elegant and poised from start to long finish, Isolation Ridge fills the mouth with an intensity of citrus – lime and lemon – exotic spice notes, hints of ginger, lemon skin and lemongrass all beautifully melded by the aforementioned acidity. Nine months on lees and time in oak (10%) brings greater depth and an engaging umami mouthfeel, just a little, that helps heighten the whole delightful tasting experience." - Jeni Port (Wine Pilot)

97 points. - "Sourced from the original 1988 plantings on ironstone gravels over clay. Some guava and dried mango
exoticism, makrut lime leaves and wet stones. It's super precise and poised, a wine of balletic balance with a
piercing acid line of jaw dropping intensity and drive. A masterclass in coiled tension, restrained power and the
beauty of Frankland River riesling." - Nick Ryan, The Weekend Australian April 2024

95 points - "Apple, lime, a sort of Chinese jasmine tea smell about it (don’t mind me, though it does make me fancy some
yum cha!), maybe some aniseed too. It’s rich and powerful in flavour, apple, apricot, and ripe lime, fine chalky
texture, and there’s some sweetness here too, though whether it’s residual sugar, or fruit power, I know not,
but there is something of a barley sugar/honey thing happening here. The finish is long and firm, with a subtle
parmesan rind savoury character. Very nice." - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front April 2024

97 points - "One of the very best Isolation Ridge rieslings produced. It’s from an exceptional vintage showing the pristine purity and minerally tension of great rieslings. Comes from a combination of clones planted in 1988. Now this
is not your usual riesling. It was left on lees for nine months and about 10% was matured in oak. The result is a wine of tremendous texture, with an intricate weave of fine acid and intensely flavoured fruit. Has a crunchy vibrant minerality on the finish. Exceptional wine." - Ray Jordan, WinePilot.com April 2024

Customer Reviews

Frankland Estate

Frankland Estate are one of the leading producers in the Frankland River region of WA. Family owned and operated since 1988, their major focus is on 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 cutting a mean wave through the industry and picking up a lot of recognition in the process.

The Frankland Estate Team Frankland Estate

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