2011 Keplinger Grenache Basilisk


  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Russian River Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • kcp Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 25, 2018 - Upfront, ready to go. Delivers.

  • rylanreynolds wrote: 91 points

    March 7, 2018 - Nice 100% Grenache. Bramble, purple raspberry.

  • The Wine Write Likes this wine:

    November 26, 2016 - Good from the start. No decant. Really attractive nose of candied red fruit. Smooth texture, bright red fruit on the palate. Simply delicious. Long finish compliments a luscious wine.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Beauchad Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 7, 2015 - No decant. At first, this was very tight with bright red fruit. After an hour or so, the wine really opened with darker red fruits, violets and minerality. Well balanced. I would hold for another couple of years.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Ilikadajuice wrote: 92 points

    November 28, 2014 - Surprisingly nice! I had all but written off the 2011 vintage for Keplinger and then this one hit me. Started reading about the 2011's reaching potential earlier. Confirmed by Helen's 2012 tasting notes. So decided to give it a try. What a treat. Cloudy color. Almost bedrock griffin like. Nose of mineral, spice, cranberry, some strawberry. Fantastic fruit profile. Mouth coating palate and medium to long finish. Didn't expect much, but got a lot.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Keplinger
  • Varietal Grenache
  • Designation Basilisk
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Russian River Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 74 (47%)
  • Consumed 80 (51%)

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