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Frankland Estate Chardonnay Isolation Ridge Vineyard 2011

Frankland Estate Chardonnay Isolation Ridge Vineyard 750ml 2011        
Sku: 1801282*

Established in 1988 by Barrie Smith and Judi Cullam, Frankland Estate is a family owned and operated winery located in the cool climate region of Frankland River, Western Australia. The family’s main enterprise is sheep and wool production - Isolation Ridge Vineyard is situated within their 3,000 acre property and is planted on a regional mix of ironstone and limonite cemented sand, colloquially called coffee rock. This 74 acre vineyard was planted in 1988 and is certified organic by ACO (Australian Certified Organics). Winemaker Judi Cullam is assisted by her children, viticulturalist Elizabeth Smith and operational manager, Hunter Smith. Fruit for the Rocky Gully wines and the single vineyard Rieslings is sourced from certified organic growers in the Frankland River.

Rating
 Wine Advocate 90 points (Aug 2012)
Barrel fermented and aged for 9-10 months with little or no malo-lactic, the 2011 Isolation Ridge Chardonnay gives a very good intensity of ripe nectarine, apricot and toast aromas over roasted almonds, cedar and butterscotch. Light to medium-bodied, it has a great concentration of stone fruit and toast flavors with lively acid and a nice silkiness to the texture, finishing long. Though it makes for a fresh, fruit glass now, it should open and evolve, cellaring to 2016+.
 Wine Enthusiast 91 points (Sep 2013)
This is a full-bodied, lushly textured Chardonnay that manages to avoid the sensation of excess weight. Pear, melon and white peach notes are framed by understated toasted nuttiness, while a long line of acid prolongs the harmonious finish. Drink now-2018.

Technical notes
Alcohol: 12.5%

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Country: Australia
Region: West Australia
Grape Varietal: Chardonnay
Type: Still wine
 
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