Fantastic new red from Helen Keplinger, dont miss.
91 Points Jeb Dunnuck:"A kitchen sink blend based mostly on Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Syrah (there’s some Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, and Counoise) made by Helen Keplinger, the 2016 Vermillion is about as charming and delicious as it gets. Black raspberries, cherries, strawberries, spice, some garrigue and leafy herbs all flow to a medium-bodied, balanced wine that delivers tons of pleasure. It’s a great valueand I’d be thrilled to drink bottles over the coming 4-6 years."
This is a serious Rhone-style red with the complexity and palate to show for it. Keplinger Winery’s 2nd label, “leftover” blend (It’s so good, you can only imagine what the first-cut wines are like.) The nose gives off beautiful layers of wild strawberry, black licorice and graphite followed by insane flavors of red and black fruit, dried herbs, and a red vine finish. Only 400 cases produced.