Keplinger Oakville Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml - 14265
Helen Keplinger and DJ Warners lives have been completely engrossed in wine. From Helens involvement in Priorat to their travels throughout Southern France and their embracing of the Mediterranean way of life, they have instilled the connection to the land and vineyard in all aspects of their life in Napa. These two know that the way to a great bottle of wine is through great vineyards. In 2014, we began working with the gorgeous mountain fruit of Oakville Ranch Vineyard , which sits high up on the Vaca range above Dalla Valle, tucked just below the southern edge of Pritchard Hill. Farmed organically with great heart and attention to every leaf and bug by the brilliant Phil Coturri. Working with Phil and his dedicated team really feels like a true collaboration to make something special, which is essential when making world-class wines with a soul. This is a massive and dense wine, inky in color with cassis, lavender, hints of mint, espresso, and black peppercorn. It exhibits a beautiful dark nose of red, purple and black fruits with savory spice accents and pretty floral notes – sweet peas and flowering thyme. It has a super silky entry with loads of fine espresso tannins, and texture for minutes. Just a baby at this stage, it will need another 6 months of bottle age before its truly ready. 290 cases produced. This is a wine to enjoy with a beef braise or barbecue, and firm flavorful cheeses .