Keplinger Lithic 2015
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|Region||California, Sierra Foothills, Amador County|
The 2015 Lithic is a blend of 40% Mourvedre, 34% Grenache, and 26% Syrah - all coming from Ann Kraemer's incredible Shake Ridge Vineyard, situated at 1700' in the Sierra Foothills of Amador County. Farmed to perfection, the extraordinary Sierra uplift soils, loaded with quartz, basalt, soapstone, and shale always combine to create wines of great purity, richness, and minerality. The Mourvedre, Grenache, and Syrah blocks are all on rock-filled slopes with excellent exposure and drainage. The blocks were harvested for optimal ripeness on four different dates, and combined into small co-fermented wine lots, each with a different percentage of whole cluster grapes. The wine was aged in once-used and neutral French Demi Muids for 16 months before being bottled without fining or filtration. The 2015 Lithic has a tightly wound gorgeous nose of lavender, blackberry, blueberry, black peppercorn, wild thyme, cacao, carnation, green olive, nubuck leather, and pencil shavings. There is just as much intensity on the palate, with a silky entry, broad, mineral-driven tannins, and an impressive finish. 300 cases produced.
Plush, polished and well-knit, with vibrant blackberry, crushed stone, smoky meat and pepper details that build momentum and richness toward the long finish. Mourvèdre, Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2027. 250 cases made.