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Oakridge

Single Block Release 864 Drive Block Funder & Diamond Vineyard Chardonnay 2011

Last bottle of this very impressive Chardonnay. Still very flinty and burnt match on the nose with a slightly sweeter palate than the last note. That grapefruit in its youth is now more yellow peach. Technical notes - using the P58 clone. All grapes were hand harvested prior to whole bunch pressing to French Oak puncheons - 30% new oak. Malolactic conversion was prevented. Drinking at its peak - made by one of Australia’s leading exponents of Chardonnay In David Bicknell. This is world class! — 9 months ago

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Oakridge

Vineyard Series Henk Chardonnay 2019

Very pale yellow. Lime and other citrus - leaner than I prefer in a good Chardonnay. Fermented in 500 litre puncheons (no overt oak influence) and extended lees contact. Great winemaking as we have come to expect from Dave Bicknell but riper fruit would be preferred from this taster. Good QPR. — 3 years ago

Byron, Bryan and 14 others liked this

Ferrari-Carano

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Who doesn’t like FC wines. So amazing — 4 years ago

Mark Herold Wines

Flux Red Blend 2019

Note this is Flux red blend (not Rose) and Last Bottle says the winemaker Jon Keyes worked for Mark Herold but this isn’t a MH wine…..ANYWAY it’s a very agreeable blend at an exceptionally agreeable price ($16) at LB - beautiful blackberry tones on the nose, light on the palate but not too fruity - I think some age would work well - reminds me of the FC Siena tho J thinks it’s lighter — 2 years ago

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Oakridge

864 Charlie's Block Chardonnay 2011

Nothing to add to my previous notes. A well made Chardonnay from Chardonnay specialist, David Bicknell. Made in the leaner style. Travelling well at 10 years. — 3 years ago

Severn, David and 12 others liked this

Lazy Creek Vineyards

Middleridge Ranch Pinot Noir 2016

Superb right out of the bottle. Dry, with a distinguished nose. Paired beautiful with a hearty pork stew. FC club. — 5 years ago

Oakridge

864 Single Block Release Block A6 Willowlake Chardonnay 2012

Similar notes to 71 weeks ago. Made by David Bicknell who is regarded by many experts in Australia as Australia’s premier exponent of Chardonnay - particularly by Roscoe at Prince Wine Store where I buy most of my wine. This was my last 2012 Willowlake 864 and it was singing. Nose of almonds, marzipan and nougat amidst the barrel ferment characters. Still carrying a nice acid line even at 10 years. Great intensity and complexity. More classy restraint than being full bodied. A regular purchase for me. — 2 years ago

Billy, Byron and 14 others liked this

Florence Cellars

Maenad Syrah

By far my favorite offering from FC. — 3 years ago

Oakridge

Vineyard Series Willowlake Chardonnay 2018

A reminder of what an excellent winemaker David Bicknell is particularly with Chardonnay. This was worked to some extent but not overdone. More in the citrus than stone fruit spectrum with a toasty overlay. — 3 years ago

Severn, Ericsson and 15 others liked this
Ming L

Ming L

Find memory of visiting the winery. Brought the Barkala Vineyard Chard and the 864 Oakridge Vineyard Cab all the way back to the US.
Bob McDonald

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@Ming L Yed - a quality winemaker. Good you made the effort.