Keplinger Sumo Amador County Red Blend 2012
From Shake Ridge Vineyard, this wine shows crazy intensity from Ann’s impeccable viticulture. The two petite Sirah blocks were harvested in two picks and cofermented with Viognier, then blended with Syrah. It is such a fun wine – intense and concentrated, brooding and dark but with high notes of star gazer lily, white flowers, ginger, and black peppercorn. It is an immense wine, but always finishes light on its feet. The art of Sumo.
68% Petite Sirah, 11% Syrah, 3% Viognier
|Region||California, Sierra Foothills, Amador County|
VinousDark purple and black fruit, spices, licorice and leather all meld together in the 2012 Sumo, Keplinger's Petite Sirah-based blend. Sweet floral and spice notes wrap around a core of ripe, inky Petite fruit. Racy and full-throttle all the way, the 2012 is wonderfully expressive today. Drink this voluptuous, intense red over the next 7-10 years. There is plenty to look forward to as the 2012 continues to develop in bottle.
Wine SpectatorA big, rich, hearty style that packs lots of dense dark berry, sage, dried herb and savory flavors, with chicory, coffee and underbrush notes in the background. Despite the size, tannic muscle and torque on display, there's a gracefulness to the texture and mouthfeel. Petite Sirah, Syrah and Viognier. Drink now through 2026.