2010 Keplinger - Caldera 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

Dense and complex, with intense baking spice, white pepper and dried berry flavors that gain richness and texture, firming nicely on the finish with a touch of fresh tobacco leaf. MourveÃ?Â?dre, Grenache and Counoise.

Drink Dates: 2013-2024
Author: James Laube


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Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

A dark, pungent wine, the 2010 Caldera offers up game, incense, tobacco, rosemary and smoke all in a voluptuous style backed up by serious tannins. Full-bodied and intense, the 2010 Caldera is loaded with personality. There is no shortage of character here. The 2010 is 65% Mourvedre, 29% Grenache, and 6% Counoise. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.

Drink Dates: 2015-2025
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 206

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

(65% mourvedre, 29% grenache and 6% counoise; from 15- to 18-year-old vines grown in Aiken red soil studded with lava pebbles at an altitude of 2,700 feet; done in all neutral oak, mostly 600-liter French casks): Dark red. Smoky, savory aromas of raspberry, spices and tree bark. Juicy, intense and sharply delineated if on the light side, offering a captivating sugar/acid balance to the red fruit and tree bark flavors. Still a bit youthfully imploded but the very fine tannins suggest that this elegantly styled mourvedre-based wine will give early pleasure. These vines were cropped at one cluster per shoot in 2010.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 168

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Average rating: 92, based on 3 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

28 bottles owned by 11 collectors.

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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.

Wine Varietal: Rhone Blend


"Rhone blends" are typically red wines comprised of Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre in varying proportions. However, the red blends may also include any of the traditional varieties grown in the Rhone Valley such as the 14 allowed in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation. There are also Rhone blend roses which use the same varieties as their red counterparts. White Rhone blends are typically some combination of Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier, Grenache blanc, and lesser varieties.

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