Frankland River Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
$20.00eachCustom Label Designer
About the Wine:
This Frankland River Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 displays the beautiful characteristics of this premium wine region. Blackberries and spicy plums combine enticingly with leather and complex oak. The palate is rich and smooth, having had time to meld the lovely fruit flavours and the bold tannins. Great length! Beautiful oak integration after 12 months in brand new French oak barrels.
Comments from Wine Buyer Steve:
This Frankland River Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 is from one of the best producers located in the heart of the Great Southern Wine region of Western Australia. The fruit for this wine was sourced from their premium block Cabernet in the Frankland River winery. The wine was matured in brand new French oak for 12 months and has full and rich flavors and beautiful oak integration. A bargain at $20.00 per bottle. Winery Branded price is $40.00
My Score 93/100 Gold Medal.
What is Cabernet Sauvignon
This is one of the world’s most widely recognised red wine grape varieties. Cabernet Sauvignon became internationally recognised through its prominence in Bordeaux wines where it is often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. From France, the grape spread across the world and can be found in Australia’s Margaret River, Clare Valley, Barossa Valley, Mt Barker and Coonawarra regions.
The classic profile of Cabernet Sauvignon tends to be full-bodied wines with high tannins and noticeable acidity that contributes to the wine’s ageing potential. In cooler climates, Cabernet Sauvignon tends to produce wines with blackcurrant notes that can be accompanied by green bell pepper notes, mint and cedar which will all become more pronounced as the wine ages.
About The Producer and region:
The producer of this fantastic Frankland River Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 is in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. They are one of WA’s largest family owned and operated wine producers. The current owners represent the third and fourth generation living and working on the in-Frankland River. It is this family’s love and commitment the Great Southern, as well as the unique combination of gravelly loam soils, warm sunny days and cool nights during the ripening season that produce grapes of intense varietal character and a sense of place. The winery is rated a perfect 5 Red Stars by James Halliday in his 2022 Wine Companion.
About the region:
The Great Southern lies along the Southern Ocean on Western Australia’s south coast. The pristine ocean and rugged coastline is only part of a spectacular natural environment that includes the ancient Stirling and Porongurup Ranges, magnificent forest, visiting whales and a multitude of wildflowers in season. Great Southern wines are produced in five subregions characterized by unique geomorphic and climatic conditions.
The subregions of Albany, Denmark, Frankland River, Mount Barker and Porongurup all produce distinctive fine wines that benefit from cool climate viticulture in a clean and green environment.
Albany wine is produced in a Mediterranean climate featuring wet, cool winters and warm, dry summers with a moderating sea breeze off the Southern Ocean.
The daily temperature range is minimal and moderate levels of humidity during summer reduce stress on the vines and assist ripening. Soils are lateritic gravelly sand loams or sandy loams derived from granite and gneissic bedrocks.