International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91(a blend of mourvedre, grenache and counoise): Good full red. Black raspberry, dark cherry, bitter chocolate and a whiff of bloody steak on the nose. Pliant and full on the palate, showing much more obvious sweetness than the 2011 offering. Dark berry and spice flavors retain their sweetness through the broad, long, lightly saline finish. Boasts rather powerful tannins for this bottling but has the mid-palate texture to support them.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2014
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.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 29 bottles owned
- 11 collectors