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2013 Keplinger Mars

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Latest Sale Price

September 25, 2022 - $51

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RATINGS

93Wine Spectator

Well-built and keenly focused, this blend offers an array of flavors, from raspberry jam and dried cherry to spiced cinnamon, loamy mineral and chunky chocolate. The flavors glide toward a plush finish.

93Vinous / IWC

Sweet floral notes open up first, followed by a host of pine, menthol and rose petal overtones. At times, the Mars feels ethereal and elusive, yet there is plenty of depth to back things up. To be sure, this eccentric red has plenty to say.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma County, Moon Mountain

Moon Mountain AVA earned its official status as an American Viticultural Area in 2013. The Moon Mountain district is a sub-appellation of Sonoma Valley, and has long been considered a prestigious address for vineyards. At the relatively high level of 400 to 2.700 feet above sea level, the 17,633-acre AVA is on the western slope of the Mayacamas Mountains. About 2,000 acres within the AVA are planted to vineyards. The climate benefits from constant breezes from the bay as well as sunshine, since the area is above the fog line. Grapes grown in the AVA are primarily Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel, with some Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.