This Online Tasting is on Wednesday, May 5th at 7pm 💻 🍷_________________________________________________________________________
Tasting Kit $50
TWO 2 oz pours shipped to your door!
Two pours for you and a friend, or enjoy a mighty 4 oz of wine for yourself!
Bottle Kit $185 ($200 value)
- One bottle (750ml) shipped to your door!
📦FREE shipping anywhere in California!
Ian Blackburn hosts a night with special guest and famed winemaker, Helen Keplinger! We're tasting her latest world class Napa Valley Cabernet and getting inside the world of Keplinger Wines.
ABOUT HELEN KEPLINGER - WINEMAKER
"The culture of wine has been a part of my life since I can remember. My dad had a wine cellar, which was the source of my childhood wine bottle collection – I also collected rocks, an early indication of my future as a winegrower. Wine accompanied every gourmet dinner my mom prepared nightly; this combination of food and wine was an important part of our family evenings together.
I always had an intense curiosity for science, a huge appreciation of art, and a gravitation toward and revitalization in nature – all which dynamically come together in winemaking. In 1998, I moved to California to attend the MS program in Enology at UCDavis.
Since UC Davis, I have worked with Heidi Barrett, Kathy Joseph, Michel Rolland, and David Abreu. Since 2004, I have been the winemaker for some exciting projects, including Cellers Melis (Priorat), Kenzo Estate, Fort Ross, Sarocka, Scullly, Arrow & Branch, and Bryant Family Vineyards. I am currently focused solely on Keplinger Wines.
I absolutely love what I do – I constantly strive to make great wines, respond to the curveballs of Mother Nature, and respect that each wine is a reflection not only of its origin, but the variables and characteristics of a particular vintage."
91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petite Verdot. The vibrant nose sings with notes of cassis, black cherry, boysenberry, violets, raspberry flower, aromatic herbs, red licorice, pink peppercorn, darjeering tea, iron. The silky entry opens to intense flavors of red and black fruits, black tea, anise, bittersweet chocolate, and terra cotta with exotic Indian spices underpinned by powder fine, textural, mouth-coating tannins through to the long finish.
Oakville Ranch Vineyard, Napa Valley, California
A primary beast of a wine, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Ranch Vineyard comes from a great vineyard in Oakville and is 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot. Offering full-bodied richness and an elegant, layered mouthfeel, it has a wonderful bouquet of blue fruits, graphite, crushed rocks, and integrated oak. It has the more elegant style of the 2017 vintage, but it certainly doesn't come up short on concentration, richness, or length. The vintage doesn't get much better.A primary beast of a wine, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Ranch Vineyard comes from a great vineyard in Oakville and is 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot. Offering full-bodied richness and an elegant, layered mouthfeel, it has a wonderful bouquet of blue fruits, graphite, crushed rocks, and integrated oak. It has the more elegant style of the 2017 vintage, but it certainly doesn't come up short on concentration, richness, or length. The vintage doesn't get much better.
About the Zoom Into Wine Online Tasting Experience
- Zoom participation sign up deadline: 24 hours prior
- Wine flight or bottle kit purchase deadline: 48 hours prior*
- Details and Zoom access codes are provided via email
- 7pm prompt Zoom start time
- Anticipated duration is approximately 60 to 90 mins depending on subject matter
*Zoom Access and Wine Kit Purchase
Must be an adult 21-yrs of age and older to purchase. All wine kit purchases are not guaranteed to arrive before the Zoom start time; please refer to our shipping policy.
We reserve the right to adjust wines without advance notice. All sales and purchases are final, no refunds, credits, or returns.