2010 Keplinger Sumo Shake Ridge

Petite Sirah

  • USA
  • California
  • Sierra Foothills
  • Amador County
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Community Tasting Notes 19

  • 1961Vintage wrote: 91 points

    December 10, 2017 - rich red fruit but lacks layers of depth expected at this price point.

  • Tyler C Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 24, 2016 - Boy, it's coming alive. Much better then my last bottle ~ year ago. The syrah seems very pronounced and deep deep black berry. Wish I had waited on all of my 2010s. So much better now. Decanted for about an hour.

  • Brownvino wrote: 92 points

    August 15, 2016 - Opened for one hour before consuming and then drank over the next 2-3 hours. Very dark and fruitful. My wife did not recognize it as a petite sirah (it has been awhile since we last consumed a petite). The love the varietal but because it is typically heavy, we do not enjoy it with food very often. Enjoyed this wine. it was a nice drink after dinner wine for us.

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  • csimm1161 wrote: 88 points

    August 10, 2016 - PnP with high-toned notes of violets, grass, stone, bitter blackberries, and some blue fruit. Three total hours in the decanter didn't help to evolve this much.

    Somewhat disjointed and lackluster. Not much seamlessness here. Quite frankly it tasted like someone poured Viognier in a glass filled with grocery store-rate PS. As has been my issue in the past with previous Sumos, the dollop of Viognier ends up dominating the overall flavor profile of the wine. This 2010 was seemingly the worst example of this phenomenon.

    Thin mid-palate with a drying quality that threw off any feeling of depth at the core. I very much wanted to like this wine, but it fell off for me when all was said and done. 2010 seems like a vintage best left forgotten for the Sumo.

    86-88 points at best for me. My other half gave it a hesitant 91; more forgiving than I when it came to the distracting Viognier component.

  • Tyler C Likes this wine: 90 points

    August 31, 2015 - Not the finest example of Sumo. Med-Full bodied, mild finish

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Keplinger
  • Varietal Petite Sirah
  • Designation Sumo
  • Vineyard Shake Ridge
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sierra Foothills
  • Appellation Amador County

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  • In Cellars 214 (49%)
  • Consumed 222 (51%)

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