Red

2009 Keplinger Lithic

Grenache Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Sierra Foothills
  • Amador County
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Community Tasting Notes 34

  • JonnyG Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 15, 2019 - My second to last of these beauties, and this 10-year old is as fresh and energetic as I recall my first bottle being. Signature notes of integrated black fruit, some smoke, iron and lavender. Irresistible.

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  • jmcnewjersey wrote: flawed

    May 12, 2018 - CORKED

  • JonnyG Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 10, 2018 - My first one in 4 years and it has gained weight and balance, with beautifully integrated black fruit flavors, accented by some smoke, iron and lavender. I did detect some heat, though, not evident from my 2011-2012 experiences as far as I can recall.

  • JLuch1 Likes this wine: 94 points

    January 4, 2018 - This was wonderful. Decanted in bottle for a couple hours and consumed with Christmas dinner. Strawberry and chocolate dominate the palate with complex flavors layered in. Medium body with a long finish. Really a great wine and by far the best quality for value that I have had. I wish I had purchased more.

    This can be consumed now or feel confident that it will still be drinking well in 3-5 years.

  • Jimaronson Likes this wine: 90 points

    September 4, 2017 - Not as complex as I would like. Bottle was balanced with medium fruit. Needs acidity to last so drink up.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2012, IWC Issue #162 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Keplinger
  • Varietal Grenache Blend
  • Designation Lithic
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sierra Foothills
  • Appellation Amador County

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 5 (1%)
  • In Cellars 225 (48%)
  • Consumed 236 (51%)

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