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2017 Singlefile Single Vineyard Frankland River Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Singlefile Single Vineyard Frankland River Cabernet Sauvignon
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VINEYARD & WINEMAKING

The continental cool climate sub-region of Frankland River sits within the north west corner of the Great Southern wine region (its latitude 34°39’S). The Riversdale vineyard, planted in 1997 on deep gravel over clay soils, on a north-south orientation, is located 7kms north west of the Frankland River township.

The 2017 winter saw lots of rainfall that continued into spring. Summer was dry and warm with some big rains in February 2017. These provided plenty of water for the vines, providing excellent growing conditions. Ripeness was achieved at relatively low sugar levels.

This wine is 100% cabernet sauvignon, the fruit picked and sorted in mid April 2017. It was cold soaked in a small fermenter for twelve days before undergoing an extended and gentle maceration. Post-fermentation, the wine was left on skins for ten days. Forty percent of the wine was matured in new Bordeaux oak barriques. The balance went to one year old (30%) and two year old (30%) Bordeaux barriques for fifteen months.

THE WINE

This wine displays complex aromas of black currant, plum and cassis, with savoury earthiness and gentle oak support. The wine is effortlessly mouth filling with a juicy dark fruit flavours balanced with acidity and gentle fine grained tannins which lead to a long finish. It is well suited to red meat dishes such as a roast leg of lamb with garlic and herbs.

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REVIEWS OF NOTE

2017 Vintage

94 points, Steve Leszczynski, QWine, Apr 2019

2016 Vintage 

18 points, Regan Drew, Vinonotebook, May 2019
93 points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, Mar 2019
16.5 points, Tamlyn Currin, JancisRobinson.com, Dec 2018
95 points, Ray Jordan, 2019 WA Wine Guide, Nov 2018
95 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2018

2015 Vintage

96 points, Jane Faulkner, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2017

2014 Vintage

97 points, Campbell Mattinson, Australian Wine Companion, Oct 2016
95 points, Ray Jordan, Top 100 Reds
18 points, Barry Weinman, Fine Wine Club, Jul 2016

2013 Vintage

96 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Jul 2015
96 points, David Prestipino, WA Today, Jun 2016
94 points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, Jan 2016
94 points, Erin Larkin, Nov 2015
'Fresh and Refreshing', Regan Drew, Vinonotebook, Feb 2017
94 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review, Nov 2015

2012 Vintage

96 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Mar 2014
93 points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, Jul 2014
93 points, Wine and Spirits Magazine, Feb 2015
'A Wine of Style', Sydney Morning Herald, May 2014
'Stylish, Sophisticated', Windsor Dobbin, Jun 2014

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Frankland River
Vineyard Designation
Riversdale Vineyard
Alcohol %
14.5
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