2010 ケプリンガー Sumo
2010 ケプリンガー Sumo
2010 Keplinger Sumo
The 2010 Sumo is a real show-stopper. Harvested October 12th, we had three small Petite Sirah lots, all co-fermented with Viognier, then blended with a touch of Syrah, and aged in Demi-Muids and 320L French Burgundian cooperage, 50% of which was new. The 2010 Sumo is a blend of 88% Petite Sirah, 10% Syrah, and 2% Viognier, all from the rocky slopes of Shake Ridge Vineyard. The nose is explosive with stargazer lilies and white flowers, crushed cacao, blackberry reduction, black peppercorn, iodine, star anise, clove, and a hint of tobacco. A mouthful of fine tannin is wound around a core of black fruit, spice, and dark chocolate – a massive wine that somehow finishes with finesse.
150 cases produced.
"A rich, explosive mix of blueberry, blackberry and dried berry, with crushed rock, roasted coffee, mineral and cedar accents. Despite displaying power and intensity, this shows a touch of subtlety and finesse. Petite Sirah, Syrah and Viognier. Drink now through 2027. 150 cases made. –JL" (Issue: Dec 31, 2012)
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The 2010 Sumo is a tremendous wine endowed with serious depth. Explosive and powerful, the 2010 covers every inch of the palate with black cherries, plums, menthol, and melted road tar. Hints of exotic spices develop later, adding layers of complexity and nuance. This is another 2010 that needs bottle age to settle down, but it is fabulous, even today. Here, too, though, the road comes to an end, as 2011 is the last vintage for the Sumo. The 2010 is 88% Petite Sirah and 10% Syrah, co-fermented with 2% Viognier, from Shake Ridge in the Sierra Foothills. This is another brilliant showing from Helen Keplinger. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.
Helen Keplinger has turned out a gorgeous set of 2010s to follow up on her 2009s. Now that Keplinger has moved on from her post at Bryant, hopefully she will have even more time to dedicate to her own wines. In addition to the 2010s, I also re-tasted the 2009s, most of which were a bit closed, perhaps in bottle shock.
(Wine Advocate #206 Apr 2013 Antonio Galloni Drink: 2015 - 2025)
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