Frankland Estate Rocky Gully Shiraz 2011

Syrah/Shiraz from Australia

Price: $25.00 $18.99
Save $6.01 (24%)
Item No. 126335
  • JH93
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

The 2011 vintage was noted by having a mild dry summer right through to harvest in mid April. The small addition of Viognier with vibrant Shiraz fruit notes gives aromatic lift and subtle texture which makes the wine more approachable in its youth. Good acidity and fine tannins combine to create a soft finishing, elegant, cool climate style.

Critical Acclaim

"Light to medium crimson-purple; there is a lift to the fragrance of the bouquet and the juicy flavors of the palate invested by the small but significant contribution of Viognier; its light- to medium-bodied palate has excellent balance, and the wine will be at its best over the next three or so years."
93 Points

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windchase - Hood River, OR (read all my reviews)

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(1/9/2014)
Beautiful blend of flavors and good balance of bold and sweetness. Will definitely buy again.
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Learn About Frankland Estate

Frankland Estate was established in 1988 by Barrie Smith and Judi Cullam who continue to be actively involved in every aspect of the vineyard and winery. They are now assisted by their daughter Elizabeth Smith, son Hunter Smith and a small, hard­work­ing team who enjoy the diverse and idiosyncratic challenges associated with work­ing in a fam­ily business. The winemaking...

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Learn About Other Australia

With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular: New South Wales - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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