Keplinger Caldera 2016 750ml

size
750ml
country
United States
region
California
appellation
Sierra Foothills
subappellation
El Dorado
JD
94
VM
94
JS
93
WA
92
JD
94
Rated 94 by Jeb Dunnuck
Moving to the reds, the 2016 Caldera is a Mourvèdre-dominated blend that includes 30% Grenache and 6% Counoise, aged 16 months in neutral 600-liter barrels. Coming from the Eldorado region, this beauty offers a fabulous bouquet of black raspberries, toasted spices, cured meats, and some subtle bacon fat notes to go with a medium to full-bodied, seamless, layered profile on the palate. It shows more wild blue fruits with time in the glass, has silky yet present tannins, and a great finish. It’s proof positive that world-class wines can be made from the Sierra Foothills. ... More details
Image of bottle
Sample image only. Please see Item description for product Information. When ordering the item shipped will match the product listing if there are any discrepancies. Do not order solely on the label if you feel it does not match product description

Keplinger Caldera 2016 750ml

SKU 858133
Free Shipping on 12 Bottles
$84.94
/750ml bottle
Quantity
* This item is available for online ordering only. It can be picked up or shipped from our location within 4-6 business days. ?
Professional Ratings
JD
94
VM
94
JS
93
WA
92
JD
94
Rated 94 by Jeb Dunnuck
Moving to the reds, the 2016 Caldera is a Mourvèdre-dominated blend that includes 30% Grenache and 6% Counoise, aged 16 months in neutral 600-liter barrels. Coming from the Eldorado region, this beauty offers a fabulous bouquet of black raspberries, toasted spices, cured meats, and some subtle bacon fat notes to go with a medium to full-bodied, seamless, layered profile on the palate. It shows more wild blue fruits with time in the glass, has silky yet present tannins, and a great finish. It’s proof positive that world-class wines can be made from the Sierra Foothills.
VM
94
Rated 94 by Vinous Media
The 2016 Caldera (Mourvèdre/Grenache/Cunoise) is bright, polished and beautifully focused, with plenty of red berry, floral and minty character. Medium in body and gracious, the Caldera is another winner from Helen Keplinger. In 2016, the Caldera is unusually polished and nuanced, all of which makes it incredibly inviting.
JS
93
Rated 93 by James Suckling
This is very intense and salty with loads of minerality and dark fruit. Wild strawberries, too. Medium to full body, firm tannins and a succulent and flavorful finish. Savory. Drink now.
WA
92
Rated 92 by Wine Advocate
The 2016 Caldera is a blend of 64% Mourvèdere, 30% Grenache and 6% Counoise. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it reveals scents of red and black cherries, warm plums and blackberry pie with an undercurrent of Indian spices, garrigue and black soil. The palate is full-bodied with a lovely soft texture and plenty of freshness lifting the black fruits to a long finish. 216 cases produced.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
United States
region
California
appellation
Sierra Foothills
subappellation
El Dorado
Overview
Rated 94 - The 2016 Caldera (Mourvèdre/Grenache/Cunoise) is bright, polished and beautifully focused, with plenty of red berry, floral and minty character. Medium in body and gracious, the Caldera is another winner from Helen Keplinger. In 2016, the Caldera is unusually polished and nuanced, all of which makes it incredibly inviting.
barrel

Region: California

California has long been the New World's most important and prodigious wine producing regions, with a history which stretches back to the 18th century and the Spanish pioneers who settled here. Today, California produces vast quantities of wine, and if it were a country, it would be the fourth largest producer of wine on earth. Despite experiencing many problems in the mid 20th century, including a very serious blight which almost crippled the state's wine industry, the ideal terroir and excellent climate ensured that Californian wines soon became the envy of the New World once again. California produces a vast range of wines, and utilizes a long list of fine grape varietals, with many wineries and their produce more closely resembling those of France and other Old World countries in regards to character, practices and flavors
fields

Country: United States

The first European settlers to consider growing grapevines in the United States must have been delighted when they discovered the now famous wine regions within California, Oregon and elsewhere. Not even in the Old World are there such fertile valleys, made ideal for vine cultivation by the blazing sunshine, long, hot summers and oceanic breezes. As such, it comes as little surprise that today more than eighty-nine percent of United States wines are grown in the valleys and on the mountainsides of California, where arguably some of the finest produce in the world is found. However, American wine does not begin and end with California, and due to the vast size of the country and the incredible range of terrains and climates found within the United States, there is probably no other country on earth which produces such a massive diversity of wines. From ice wines in the northern states, to sparkling wines, aromatized wines, fortified wines, reds, whites, rosés and more, the United States has endless surprises in store for lovers of New World wines.
Customer Reviews
Customer Reviews

There have been no reviews for this product. Be first to write review.

More wines available from Keplinger
(750ml)
Bottle: $198.95
Rated 97 - This is so good. Real. It’s full-bodied with very soft, polished tannins and so much character. Herbs,...
JS
97
JD
97
(750ml)
Bottle: $61.94
Rated 93 - The 2014 El Diablo has turned out beautifully. Grenache-inflected aromas and flavors abound, with plenty...
VM
93
(750ml)
Bottle: $79.94
Rated 94 - The 2013 Lithic, Keplinger's Grenache-based red, is superb. Delineated, focused and bright, the 2013 shows...
VM
94
WS
93
(750ml)
Bottle: $71.93 $71.94
Rated 95 - An aromatic wine with granite and dark-berry character. Quartz, too. Full-bodied and dense, yet agile....
JS
95
WS
94
(750ml)
Bottle: $73.94
Rated 95 - This is very tight and layered with beautiful plum and blackberry character and hints of dried herbs....
JS
95
JD
95
More Details
Winery Keplinger
barrel

Region: California

California has long been the New World's most important and prodigious wine producing regions, with a history which stretches back to the 18th century and the Spanish pioneers who settled here. Today, California produces vast quantities of wine, and if it were a country, it would be the fourth largest producer of wine on earth. Despite experiencing many problems in the mid 20th century, including a very serious blight which almost crippled the state's wine industry, the ideal terroir and excellent climate ensured that Californian wines soon became the envy of the New World once again. California produces a vast range of wines, and utilizes a long list of fine grape varietals, with many wineries and their produce more closely resembling those of France and other Old World countries in regards to character, practices and flavors
fields

Country: United States

The first European settlers to consider growing grapevines in the United States must have been delighted when they discovered the now famous wine regions within California, Oregon and elsewhere. Not even in the Old World are there such fertile valleys, made ideal for vine cultivation by the blazing sunshine, long, hot summers and oceanic breezes. As such, it comes as little surprise that today more than eighty-nine percent of United States wines are grown in the valleys and on the mountainsides of California, where arguably some of the finest produce in the world is found. However, American wine does not begin and end with California, and due to the vast size of the country and the incredible range of terrains and climates found within the United States, there is probably no other country on earth which produces such a massive diversity of wines. From ice wines in the northern states, to sparkling wines, aromatized wines, fortified wines, reds, whites, rosés and more, the United States has endless surprises in store for lovers of New World wines.