2008 Keplinger - Syrah Kingpin Rows 750ml

USA - California - Sonoma - Knights Valley/ Red / Syrah
2008 Keplinger - Syrah Kingpin Rows
This wine is currently sold out.
You can also bid on this wine. Contact us to learn how.
 
International Wine Cellar | 91

(100% syrah): Rather stunted on the nose today; far less aromatic than the 2007. Then sweet, plush and slightly warm, with concentrated, ripe, smooth flavors of dark fruits and bitter chocolate. Finishes with substantial broad tannins and very good length. Extended aeration brought more smoky dark fruits and black olive. Like the 2007 version, this needs more time in bottle--or a serious decanting.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 156

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio

Score: 94
Author: BoxsterVino
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 06/08/2014
Score: 93
Author: Koby
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 10/30/2011
Drink Dates: 2011-2018
Site Blog: The Wine Forum A superb wine that is deep and elegant at the same time. Color: Red with purple tones, dark core. Nose: Aromas of blackberry, currant, creosote, savory and fresh flowers. Palate: Very pure and seamless. A driven wine that excels in its balance and depth that prolongs the finish. The black fruits meld well with the minerality and a seamless integration with oak. The tannin is pronounced, but this is only a baby being a 2008, those tannins should soften in time as the wine matures. ROCK solid with a rack of lamb! Last tasted with Helen in Napa in June 2010 this wine has gained more complexity and depth.

About This Producer


Premiering her own brand with the 2006 vintage, Helen Keplinger has already been active in wine on two continents. She has worked with Heidi Barrett and Kathy Joseph in California, and made the first three vintages of Melis in Priorat. Production of the first release of Keplinger, (Syrah, and a Grenache-based/Syrah blend) is all sourced from Knights Valley and is under 300 cases. A Mourvedre is also produced.

Recommended For You

Loading, please wait...
 

Get early access to new arrivals and special offers