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2012 Keplinger Lithic

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Latest Sale Price

August 15, 2021 - $41

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RATINGS

93Wine Spectator

Offers a wonderful mix of ripe blackberry flavors, with floral, black licorice, raspberry jam, loamy earth and gravel details. Gains depth and holds focus on the long, intricate aftertaste, where subtle wood and espresso notes add dimension

93Vinous / IWC

...is terrific. Explosive to the core, the 2012 Lithic bursts from the glass with intense dark red and black fruits. Sweet herbs, flowers, mint and anise develop in the glass adding attractive overtones.

REGION

United States, California, Sierra Foothills, Amador County

Sierra Foothills AVA is in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and it includes parts of eight counties. With total acreage of 2.6 million acres, and nearly 6,000 vineyard acres, it is one of the largest appellations in California. Wine grapes were planted in the foothills during the Gold Rush in the mid-19th century and the appellation was officially recognized in 1987. There are five sub-appellations within the Sierra Foothills region, and more than 100 wineries, most small and family-owned. Zinfandel is the most successful wine grape in this region, though Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are also planted.