2017 Keplinger 'Sumo' Red Amador County

$74.95
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100 Point Winemaker, Helen Keplinger keeps striking gold. James Suckling sure recognizes her efforts, “Black-cherry, tar and floral aromas follow through to a medium to full body, creamy tannins and a fresh finish. Hints of hazelnuts and walnuts. Delicious and wonderful. Mostly petite sirah with syrah and viognier.”

Varietal:
Red Blend
Winemaker:
Helen Keplinger
Vintage:
2017
Aging:
18 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak
Appellation:
Amador County
Total Varietal Composition %:
84% Petite Sirah, 13% Syrah, 3% Viognier
SKU #:
1042814
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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Wine Advocate

The 2017 Sumo is made up of 84% Petite Sirah, 13% Syrah and 3% Viognier from the Shake Ridge vineyard, owned and farmed by Ann Kraemer. Aged 18 months in 60% new French oak, it has a deep garnet-purple color and delivers pronounced baked plums, boysenberries and mulberries scents with nuances of mossy tree bark, fungi, fragrant earth and allspice. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is densely laden with black fruit and earthy layers, finishing long and peppery. 295 cases produced.

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James Suckling

Black-cherry, tar and floral aromas follow through to a medium to full body, creamy tannins and a fresh finish. Hints of hazelnuts and walnuts. Delicious and wonderful. Mostly petite sirah with syrah and viognier.