- Based in Napa, they have a tasting room for their primary label Keplinger Wines in downtown Napa.
- Produce less than 1,000 cases per year
Cult winemaker Helen Keplinger, makes this wine from the vineyards to the bottle, working closely with grape growers from awesome little vineyard sites in Napa Valley, Sonoma County, and the Sierra Foothills. They’ve sought out interesting sites with great dirt, farm them with care and thought, and use traditional winemaking to craft honest wine and make an artisanal red wine blend to match any occasion, any food, any time. The quality of wine is based on the quality of all its inputs – good vineyards, smart farming, pure and focused winemaking – ultimately attention and TLC at every step.
2018 Vermillion Red Blend
- 375 cases produced.
- Grenache, Syrah, Mourvede, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petite Sirah, with 31% from Sonoma and 69% from the Sierra Foothills
- 16 100% French oak.
The 2018 Vermillion has a beautiful perfume of raspberry and strawberry fruits as well as notes of white pepper and flowers. It's ripe, seamless, and plush on the palate, with lots of Grenache sexiness, yet it stays nicely balanced and has fine tannins