2012 Carte Blanche Cabernet
ABOUT HELEN KEPLINGER -
She has benefitted from her work with many great mentors – Heidi Peterson Barrett, Kathy Joseph, Claude Gros, David Abreu, Michel Rolland – in a number of different regions from Santa Barbara to Spain to Napa Valley. Although all of these experiences inform her vineyard selection, practices, and winemaking, she has cultivated a style all her own.
Helen was first recognized as a winemaker to watch by the Wine Spectator in 2011. She was named 2012 Winemaker of the Year by Food & Wine Magazine, and was honored with the cover and feature article of the June 15th 2014 Wine Spectator. She has become known for making distinctive wines. She has a keen understanding of specific vineyard sites, and how to optimize the farming and winemaking to make wines expressive of their place.