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2016 Keplinger Basilisk

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September 25, 2022 - $51



97Jeb Dunnuck

...huge bouquet of blueberries, ripe cherries, violets, crushed rocks... Medium to full-bodied, pure, and seamless on the palate, with nothing out of place and perfect balance...

95James Suckling

This is so solid in the world of grenache with rocky, dark-berry and crushed-stone character. Full-bodied, muscular and beautiful.

94+ The Wine Advocate

...vibrant black and red cherries, warm plums and baking spice notes with wafts of red roses and dusty soil. Medium to full-bodied with a solid frame of fine-grained tannins, it has a long, refreshing and wonderfully perfumed finish.

93Vinous / IWC

...wonderfully delicate and inviting. Hard candy, sweet red cherry fruit, pomegranate and blood orange are all perked up by bright acids that give the wine terrific energy.

92Wine Spectator

Structured and polished, with expressive raspberry, dried orange and smoky spice flavors that take on richness toward refined tannins.


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.