Frankland Estate Shiraz Blend Frankland River Shiraz Viognier Rocky Gully 2006

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From one of Australia's least known, breezier outposts, a pretty light/mediumbodied wine, with playful orange-sweet brambly fruit, minty overtones and adistinct succulence, aided no doubt by a judicious dose of Viognier. A charmerin any company, however fowl. Drinking now till 2011. (David Berry Green, BBR Buyer)

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Frankland Estate Wines Pty Ltd:
Fran k land Estate was estab lished in1988 by Bar rie Smith and Judi Cul lam who con­tinue to be actively involved in every aspect of the vine yard and win ery. They are now assisted by their daugh ter Eliz a beth Smith, son Hunter Smith and a small, hard work­ing team who enjoy the diverse and idio syn cratic chal lenges asso ci ated with work ing in a fam ily business. The Iso la tion Ridge ... Read more
Fran k land Estate was estab lished in1988 by Bar rie Smith and Judi Cul lam who con­tinue to be actively involved in every aspect of the vine yard and win ery. They are now assisted by their daugh ter Eliz a beth Smith, son Hunter Smith and a small, hard work­ing team who enjoy the diverse and idio syn cratic chal lenges asso ci ated with work ing in a fam ily business. The Iso la tion Ridge vine yard lies on part of a farm where the fam ily have run a wool grow ing enter prise since 1974. The deci sion to diver sify their farm ing inter ests was inspired and informed by a tour of French vine yards Bar rie and Judi under took in 1985 and also by two vin tages they worked at Chateau Sene jac in Bordeaux. The wine mak ing philoso phies at Fran k land Estate reflect these influ ences as well as the hard-earned lessons gained from some 17 vin tages in the Fran k land River region. Our approach to wine mak ing is based on the prin ci ple that the most sig nif i cant char­ac ter is tics of a wine come from the soil and the vine yard envi ron ment. We aim to make wines that reflect nature rather than the hand of the wine maker. This is the basis of our com mit ment to sus tain able farm ing and to work ing the land in accord with the cycles of nature. We care fully nur ture the health of the soils in our vine yard and only take from our vine yards as much as can be replaced by nat ural processes. Our use of viti cul tural prac tices will result in us gain ing organic cer ti fi ca tion in 2009 but is already evi dent in the com plex ity, depth and inten sity of flavour in our wines. Read less

Member Reviews for Frankland Estate Shiraz Blend Frankland River Shiraz Viognier Rocky Gully

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Snooth User: aimseeee
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3.00 5
01/15/2009

The Shiraz was a little foreward, but the viognier lifted it at the end. Not my favourite wine, but I may purchase again


Snooth User: christicox
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3.00 5
04/17/2009

good every day bottle of wine. Fruity. Well balanced- nice finish. Not too heavy - alcohol is tempered with the viognier


Snooth User: NYViolist
19161617
3.00 5
02/22/2010

Nice Shiraz, the touch of voignier give a nicer finish. Fruity on the nose, though tastes a touch on the mineral side. Well balanced, but not a prominently flavored wine. Nice silky mouthfeel. A good pairing with subtle flavors in food, but would likely be easily overpowered by anything rich or spicy.


External Reviews for Frankland Estate Shiraz Blend Frankland River Shiraz Viognier Rocky Gully

External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
04/30/2010

Rocky Gully Shiraz Viognier 2006 and all other wine from Rocky Gully are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from Australia and across the globe.



From one of Australia's least known, breezier outposts, a pretty light/mediumbodied wine, with playful orange-sweet brambly fruit, minty overtones and adistinct succulence, aided no doubt by a judicious dose of Viognier. A charmerin any company, however fowl. Drinking now till 2011. (David Berry Green, BBR Buyer)

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