2009 Keplinger - Caldera 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

(a blend of 65% mourvedre, 29% grenache and 6% counoise; from fruit grown at an altitude of 2,450 feet): Good full red. Captivating nose melds flinty, smoky minerality, rose petal and wild herbs, plus a note of rust. Intensely flavored and vibrant, with noteworthy precision to the flavors of redcurrant, hot brick, green olive and flowers. The counoise component lifts the wine's fruit and adds the floral element, says winemaker Helen Keplinger. This lovely approachable blend is ripe and long.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 162

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

The 2009 Caldera bursts from the glass with an exciting melange of dark red fruit, spices, new leather and licorice. This plump, juicy red boasts striking inner perfume and gorgeous vibrancy. It is a beautiful wine to drink now and over the next 8-10 years. The 2009 is 65% Mourvedre, 29% Grenache and 6% Counoise.

Drink Dates: 2012-2019
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 198

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

This muscle-bound effort is firm and intense, with a smoky, meaty edge to the dried berry, sage and underbrush flavors. Full-bodied and tannic, this begs for cellaring. Mourvedre, Grenache and Counoise.

Drink Dates: 2014-2024
Author: James Laube

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Customer Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 95
Author: BoxsterVino
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 07/30/2014

Rating: 96
Author: GrapesofWrath
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 09/10/2011
Smoky raspberries and cherry on the nose and sexy tastes of mocha and dark fruits.

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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.

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