2010 Keplinger - Grenache Red Slope 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

(a 96/4 blend of grenache and syrah; from a southwest-facing parcel featuring volcanic red rock and slate soil. Good deep red-ruby. Enticing perfume of raspberry, blackberry, bergamot and jasmine tea. Wonderfully sweet on entry, then aromatic and bright in the middle, showing lovely clarity to its berry and tea flavors. The tannins are sweet and the wine builds nicely on the back end.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 168

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

The 2010 Red Slope shows lovely varietal Grenache nuance and detail. Freshly cut flowers, mint, sweet herbs and red cherries all come together in a wine that stands out for its pointedness and precision. A host of savory notes linger on the close. The Red Slope remains one of the most distinctive wines in Helen Keplinger's lineup. As for the 2010, it is, oh, so beautiful. Readers who can find the 2010 should not hesitate. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.

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

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

Pure and rich, with vivid red berry, candy apple and raspberry fruit, accented by crushed rock, cedar and tobacco leaf notes. Gains depth, ending with elegant lift and firm tannins that give the flavors traction. Grenache and Syrah. Better than previously reviewed.

Drink Dates: 2014-2024
Author: James Laube

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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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