Keplinger

Lithic Shake Ridge Vineyard Grenache Blend

8.924 ratings
8.68 pro ratings
Amador County, Sierra Foothills, California, USA
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre
Lamb, Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Hard Cheese, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Jennifer DiDomizio

Needs a decant. When it opens its lush, blackberry, dark, bramble.

Needs a decant. When it opens its lush, blackberry, dark, bramble.

1 person found it helpfulOct 31st, 2014
Jeff Meyers

Very interesting perfume to the nose. Modest oak n color. Dried out a bit on the finish and shortened up a bit. Would've like a longer finish.

Very interesting perfume to the nose. Modest oak n color. Dried out a bit on the finish and shortened up a bit. Would've like a longer finish.

Jun 26th, 2014
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

6.5

Horrible

Horrible

Oct 7th, 2013
Brenda Terzich-Garland

Luv Keplinger Rhône Valley Blends! These grapes are from Amador County. Nice to compare it to her Napa blend. Color - med reddish-brown. Plum and raspberry-cherry fruit bounce off the nose with a floral smoke and tobacco scent; some mineral, wet tea and orange peel lingers. Taste is a definite sweet raspberry with some tar, cedar, crushed rock and vanilla-caramel taste on the mid-pallet. Tannins are well integrated and should drink now.

Luv Keplinger Rhône Valley Blends! These grapes are from Amador County. Nice to compare it to her Napa blend. Color - med reddish-brown. Plum and raspberry-cherry fruit bounce off the nose with a floral smoke and tobacco scent; some mineral, wet tea and orange peel lingers. Taste is a definite sweet raspberry with some tar, cedar, crushed rock and vanilla-caramel taste on the mid-pallet. Tannins are well integrated and should drink now.

Feb 13th, 2021
Tom Garland

1/2 hour decant (little cloudy sediment). An astonishing medium reddish brown garnet color. On the nose: plum, smoke, sweet Tobacco, raspberry, slightly floral, orange peel. Taste: A smooth mouth feel with some sweet raspberry, tar, cedar, crushed stone, caramel. Resolved tannins and just a medium finish...nice wine, nothing complex, on the downside with a few more years left. Drink em if you got em

1/2 hour decant (little cloudy sediment). An astonishing medium reddish brown garnet color. On the nose: plum, smoke, sweet Tobacco, raspberry, slightly floral, orange peel. Taste: A smooth mouth feel with some sweet raspberry, tar, cedar, crushed stone, caramel. Resolved tannins and just a medium finish...nice wine, nothing complex, on the downside with a few more years left. Drink em if you got em

Feb 13th, 2021
Jim Chen

Power, restrained. Approachable, complex Grenache.

Power, restrained. Approachable, complex Grenache.

Mar 13th, 2019
Leo Hernández Téllez

Surprisingly ripe for the vintage, perhaps site(s) that are expose greatly to sun. Pretty pricey for Amador 🤐!

Surprisingly ripe for the vintage, perhaps site(s) that are expose greatly to sun. Pretty pricey for Amador 🤐!

Jul 30th, 2016
Justin Stephens

Justin had this 5 years ago

Justin had this 5 years ago

Dec 4th, 2015
Matt Siegel

Matt had this 7 years ago

Matt had this 7 years ago

Oct 10th, 2014
Alison Prager

Alison had this 7 years ago

Alison had this 7 years ago

Dec 8th, 2013