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Frankland Estate Shiraz Rocky Gully 2011

Frankland Estate Shiraz Rocky Gully 750ml 2011          
Sku: 1824983*

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.

 Wine Advocate 89 points (Dec 2012)
Deep garnet-purple, the 2011 Rocky Gully Shiraz is scented of cassis, fresh blackberries and wild blueberries with hints of black pepper and moss. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the mouth with ripe black berry and baking spice flavors with a medium level of rounded tannins and lively acid to support, finishing long. Drink this one now to 2016+.
 Wine Spectator 89 points (Oct 31 2013)
Lithe, boasting lively acidity, with a flavor profile that leans more toward savory herb and meat than fruit, ending with a bead of blackberry on the finish. Oddly compelling. Drink now through 2017. 3,500 cases made. –HS
 Wine Enthusiast 87 points (Sep 2013)
This rather chunky wine boasts some delicious raspberry notes, but it also comes across as slightly clumsy, like an American football player taking a turn at a society ball. It’s full flavored and its dusty tannins will work well with grilled steaks. Drink now-2018.

Technical notes
Alcohol: 14.5%

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