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2022 Singlefile Single Vineyard Frankland River Cabernet Sauvignon

2022 Singlefile Single Vineyard Frankland River Cabernet Sauvignon
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The continental cool climate sub-region of Frankland River sits within the northwest 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 northwest of the Frankland River township.

The winter saw above average rainfall that continued into early spring. Summer was dry and mild with even temperatures throughout February, March and April. This provided perfect conditions to achieve optimal ripeness and the tannin profile required for premium cabernet sauvignon.

The fruit was picked and sorted in late-April 2022. It was cold soaked in a small fermenter for two days before undergoing a gentle and extended maceration. After the fermentation, the wine was left on skins for 18 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 fourteen months before the wine was then prepared for bottling.


This wine displays complex aromas of blueberry, plum and cassis, with gentle oak support. The wine is effortlessly mouth filling with 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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94 points, Ray Jordan Wine, May 2024
95 points, Wine Showcase Magazine, New Release Tasting, Dec 2023
92 points, Vinous, May 2024


96 points, James Halliday, May 2024
95 points, Ray Jordan's 2024 Wine Review, November 2023
95 points, Runner-up Best Wine, Ray Jordan's Top 100 Reds 2023, July 2023
95 points, Wine Showcase Magazine, July 2023


96 points, New Releases Tasting, Winestate Magazine, May/June 2022


95 points, Wine Showcase Magazine, Mar 2021

2018 Vintage

4 stars, Best of the West, Winestate Magazine, May/June 2021
Halliday's Top Picks, The Australian, Jan 2021
96 points, value rosette, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2020
93 points, Editor's Pick, National Liquor News, June 2020
92 points, Steve Leszczynski, QWine, Apr 2020
4 stars, James Suckling,, Mar 2020
94 points, Nick Butler, The Real Review, Sep 2019

2017 Vintage

4 stars, Best Wines of 2019, Winestate Magazine, Jan 2020
18.6 points, Barry Weinman, Western Suburbs Weekly, Sep 2019
"Impressively Balanced", John Fordham, The Sunday Telegraph, Aug 2019
95 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2019
93 points, '100 of the Best', Mike Bennie & Tyson Stelzer, Wine Business Magazine, Jul 2019
92+ points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, Jul 2019
93 points, James Suckling,, Jun 2019
18.6 points, Barry Weinman, Fine Wine Club, May 2019
92 points, Toni Paterson, The Real Review, May 2019
94 points, Nick Butler, The Real Review, May 2019
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,, 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
Cabernet Sauvignon
Frankland River
Vineyard Designation
Riversdale Vineyard
Up to 30 years
Alcohol %

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Chris Dunstan's Gravatar
Chris Dunstan
(04/07/2019 at 6:33 PM)
Firstly, I do not have the appropriate wine knowledge to be reviewing a wine from those who clearly do. I will not articulate this in 'acceptable' wine language, but as you will see from our history, this particular wine just never disappoints. No matter the accompanying meal, no matter the guests, it just is superb. Everyone we share it with asks how to order it, and everyone drinks all of our supplies. Good for you, not good for us! To me, it has depth, it is so smooth and just an absolute joy to drink. Thank you and please maybe stop our subscription, my bank account and liver are struggling!

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Michael Gresham
(14/07/2019 at 12:29 PM)
This wine is, at least at the moment, all about the fruit. Dark fruit on the nose and the palate delivers even more so: cassis/blackcurrant and perhaps even some blueberry. Bright and medium bodied, with fine/smooth tannins and good length.

Little to be seen here in terms of herbaceous or savoury notes just yet, so best matched with cheese or pate/parfait unless you're holding on for the long haul (maybe 10+ years?). But if you love your fruit, there's no need to wait.

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Denni Clifton
(26/07/2019 at 11:13 AM)
This one is a favourite! It has deep berry flavours and smooth tannins that make it a delightful wine on its own. However, it added a new dimension to my dinner and was also very enjoyable with cheese.

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Alice Fitzpatrick
(28/07/2019 at 11:43 PM)
This wine was a lovely surprise! Really enjoyed the fruity flavour and it went so well with our cheese platter. Very light and easy to drink! Would definitely recommend!

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Brooke Neal
(04/08/2019 at 7:48 PM)
We enjoyed this bottle with a cheese and patè platter. This has to be one of my favourites. A smooth and full fruity flavor went perfectly with the platter on a cool winters afternoon. Even my husband who doesn’t usually like red had a glass and said he enjoyed it which says a lot about how smooth and drinkable it is!! Loved it ❤️🍷

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Gai Day
(25/09/2019 at 6:34 PM)
Citrus-y, spciy aroma. Berry flavours with more tannin than the Cab Merlot, would be well suited to food.

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Gai Day
(11/10/2019 at 5:33 PM)
Opened a 2015 from my cellar tonight which I purchased early 2018. Really well developed with an eveness of spice and tanin. A pepper taste at first, white pepper with a combination of sharp stone fruit - maybe a well matured plum. Just the perfect wine to savour, to feel satisfied, to relax and listen to the world around.

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John Meehan
(02/05/2020 at 9:41 PM)
This is a review of the 2017 vintage of this wine. Whilst I could try and mention its lovely mouthfeel, its gorgeous deep red (nearly port) colouring and its tendency for berries and the start of some serious tannin development, I just wanted to say I love it for a Saturday night share with my wife. Thank you, John

Aliesha's Gravatar
(28/09/2021 at 2:43 PM)
After enjoying this for the very first time I remarked to my friends, that if I was a red I would want to be this red. Drop dead gorgeous.

Gina's Gravatar
(18/02/2022 at 7:09 PM)
I don't usually drink red but after tasting this and then with the matching chocolate, I think I found a new favorite. It was so smooth and I could taste the berry flavours.

Andrew's Gravatar
(29/11/2023 at 6:35 PM)
Vintage 2021 Date tasted: 4/11/23 Nice deep violet colour with earthy aromas of plum and berries. Fine tannins from the oak with balanced acidity and excellent length. Drinking very nicely now but would benefit from a few years in the cellar.

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