Caldera El Dorado Mourvedre Blend 2010

1/2 hour decant (little cloudy sediment). A formidable dark tawny red color with decent bricking. On the nose: subtle nose of stewed meat, iron, cherry, smoke, and herbs. Taste: A creamy, smooth medium plus body wine with mouth coating raspberry, minerals, tar, leather, little chocolate, and a smokey tobacco medium plus finish. Drink em now or over the next few years. Cheers! — 12 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
Brenda, Ira and 17 others liked this


Lithic Shake Ridge Vineyard Grenache Blend 2011

Luv Keplinger Rhône Valley Blends! These grapes are from Amador County. Nice to compare it to her Napa blend. Color - med reddish-brown. Plum and raspberry-cherry fruit bounce off the nose with a floral smoke and tobacco scent; some mineral, wet tea and orange peel lingers. Taste is a definite sweet raspberry with some tar, cedar, crushed rock and vanilla-caramel taste on the mid-pallet. Tannins are well integrated and should drink now. — 4 months ago

Karin BlazonaJill Young
with Karin and Jill
Jill, Tom and 14 others liked this

Vermillion Wine (Helen Keplinger)

Vermillion California Grenache Blend 2017

Red blend that is primarily Grenache along with some Mourvèdre, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Syrah and Counoise. Dark fruit, baking spice and herbal aromas and flavors. Acidity is quite bright. Savory and earthy. Another excellent Kepplinger effort. — 14 hours ago

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Fuego y Mar Sonoma Coast Syrah 2013

Integrated and seamless! — 4 months ago


Sumō Petite Sirah Blend 2013

Great lingering finish. Still can age. Drink over 2-3 hours or even overnight to experience the evolution. — 10 months ago

Jeff Zimmet
with Jeff


Basilisk Russian River Grenache 2014

So amazing and delicious — 3 months ago

Dawn, Shay and 3 others liked this


Keplinger Lithic GSM 2013

So smooth and delicious. What a great wine. — 3 months ago

Dawn, Jason and 6 others liked this


Red Slope Grenache 2017

Nice age on this seamless Grenache! — 6 months ago


Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasted everything at the 49er game. Loved these wines! — 2 years ago