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2012 Keplinger Caldera

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Latest Sale Price

February 18, 2018 - $46

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RATINGS

93Wine Spectator

A distinctive wine that packs a wallop, with dense notes of metal, graphite and charcoal amid mineral and dark berry flavors, framed by chewy, gutsy tannins and ending with hints of game meat, creosote and pencil lead.

91Vinous / IWC

...is delicious and quite open. Sweet herbs, rose petals, mint, sage and licorice lift out of the glass before the wine fleshes out on the palate, showing its deep, radiant fruit. This gorgeous, impeccably balanced...

REGION

United States, California, Sierra Foothills, El Dorado

Sierra Foothills AVA is in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and it includes parts of eight counties. With total acreage of 2.6 million acres, and nearly 6,000 vineyard acres, it is one of the largest appellations in California. Wine grapes were planted in the foothills during the Gold Rush in the mid-19th century and the appellation was officially recognized in 1987. There are five sub-appellations within the Sierra Foothills region, and more than 100 wineries, most small and family-owned. Zinfandel is the most successful wine grape in this region, though Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are also planted.