2015 Keplinger Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Ranch

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
Drink between 2019 - 2029 (Edit)
CT96 5 reviews
Label borrowed from 2014
Label borrowed from 2016
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • despore Likes this wine: 94 points

    April 8, 2019 - Stunningly great young Cabernet, so well balanced, excellent mouthfeel. Very well made. Everything is so well integrated, drinks like a 10 or 15-year-old Cabernet, wonder how this will be down the road.

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  • TXRDW wrote: 97 points

    March 29, 2019 - What an amazing wine! Decided to buy a few bottles on the recommendation of LITEITONFIRE and I wasn’t disappointed. Started with a few ounces upon opening and the wine was acidic and closed. Decided to decant for about two hours and the wine became a beast. Seductive bouquet of dark, black fruit complimented by a beautiful opaque color, I was soon to be hooked. After two hours of anticipation I found the wine to be at that plateau when the taste screams “I’m at that level where few wines reach”. Notes of bramble, fig, plum and a touch of cedar, this wine is definitely not a fruit bomb. More of an understated elegance that sneaks up on you. 97 for now and some upside with a bit of patience.

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  • jaylew1 wrote: 97 points

    February 21, 2019 - As I said a month ago - what an absolute home run the duo of this wine and the 2015 Carte Blanche are. Bravo Helen! as the other poster said. Definitely not a fruit bomb, and definitely not austere. This is not for the AFWE, but not for the cough syrup crowd either.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • LiteItOnFire Likes this wine: 96 points

    January 20, 2019 - 1.5 hour in decanter. Excellent wine that still needs time but outstanding now. By hour 2 (30 minutes in glass) (with NY Strip) this wine evolves and grows to become a top wine of the vintage without question. Keplinger continues to surprise and impress and I can’t wait to pop one per year and watch it grow. This is not a fruit bomb nor is it austere or too dry. Well done- excellent.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • jaylew1 wrote: 96 points

    January 14, 2019 - Best cab in many months. Between this and the 2015 Carte Blanche I am a BELIEVER in Helen Keplinger.

    2 people found this helpful Comments (1)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Keplinger
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Oakville Ranch
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Oakville

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 10 (8%)
  • In Cellars 112 (87%)
  • Consumed 7 (5%)

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