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2015 Keplinger Basilisk

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November 27, 2022 - $52



95James Suckling

This is an intriguing wine with blackberries, tangerines and jasmine tea. Full-bodied and tight with polished, refined tannins. Formed and muscular with wild strawberries. Super finish.

95Jeb Dunnuck

...bouquet of blackberries, raspberries, spice box, and Provençal herb... Ripe, concentrated and sexy, with terrific purity as well as elegance on the palate...

92Wine Spectator

Expressive and well-built, with raspberry and bacon fat aromas and rich, zesty black cherry, stony mineral and black pepper flavors that build toward refined tannins.

92Vinous / IWC

Inky blue/purplish fruit, lavender, mint and sweet spices infuse this sumptuous, opulent wine...impeccably balanced, not to mention incredibly delicious.


United States, California, Sonoma, Russian River Valley

Russian River Valley AVA is named for the river that meanders from Mendocino County in the north until it finally runs into the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco. The AVA is cool thanks to its proximity to the northern California coast and the river, and grape growers must learn to deal with regular fog. Nevertheless in recent decades the AVA has become one of the best in the state, meaning that its wines often earn excellent reviews and have considerable cachet. The AVA status was awarded in 1983 and today the appellation has 15,000 vineyard acres. Chardonnay is the most widely planted grape though Pinot Noir has also been very successful in recent decades. Russian River Valley Pinot Noir are known for being rich, lush and filled with concentrated fruit and berry flavors. Russian River Pinot Noirs are today considered some of the best domestic Pinot Noirs.


Red Wine, Grenache

One of the most popular red varieties planted, it ripens late and prefers hot dry climates. It probably originated in Spain, where it is still widely grown. Grenache is best known for its use in Southern Rhone wines, including those of Chateauneuf-du-Pape.