TN: 2012 Keplinger Sumo Shake Ridge (USA, California, Sierra Foothills, Amador County)

  • 2012 Keplinger Sumo Shake Ridge - USA, California, Sierra Foothills, Amador County (6/7/2019)
    I don’t like wines like this much anymore as my palate has shifted to more old world style wines. This is definitely new world. Decanted briefly. Dark purple with a sweet bouquet of charred rustic oak and blueberry compote. On the palate, bursting with smoked blueberry with a silky finish and fine tannins. This wine is BIG and it’s well made. Finish is long, and it appears to have many years ahead of it given the powerful fruit and still integrating oak. If you’re into these wines, you’ll be well rewarded. Nice as a cocktail wine…not sure what I’d pair this with (a stew?). (93 pts.)

Posted from CellarTracker

Try Edmunds St John El Jaleo from the same vineyard…more on the light, delicate, old world side. Course, different grapes involved: the Sumo is Petite Sirah + Viognier, and the El Jaleo is a combination of Rioja-ish grapes.

Thanks for the tip.