Helen Keplinger has been crafting amazing wines for over a decade now (Bryant Family, Carte Blanche, Grace Family, Arrow & Branch, Kenzo, Paradigm, Fiddlehead Cellars etc.) She has worked with the Napa Elite (Heidi Barrett, David Abreu) and gained other valuable experience in France and Australia. She can stand her own in this demanding wine world and her expertise is showcased in all the wines she produces. Her main brand Keplinger sells for 70.00 and the Vermillion label is sourced from the same vineyards’ younger blocks, so a real bargain!
Winemaker Notes: “The 2016 Vermillion is a gorgeous red wine blend with layers of blackberry, raspberry, coriander, black licorice, aromatic herbs, slate, mandarin oil, and black tea. The palate is juicy and plush, with red and black fruit, medium weight, and a long finish. This is a wine for every night, every dish, any time. Vermillion is made by us from small lots sourced from 10 different vineyards in Napa, Sonoma, and the Sierra Foothills. It is aged in 100% french oak barrels in a cold cellar for 16 months before being bottled without fining or filtration.This vintage is a blend of 62% Grenache, 21% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 6% Petite Sirah, and 1% Counoise.”