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95pt Keplinger Vermillion Red Blend California 2015

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Helen Keplinger’s Vermillion label is what you’d call creating the impossible! Something you'd expect from Wine Spectator's 'Winemaker of the Year'!

With her Chateauneuf du Pape inspired blend, Keplinger’s captured the true character of the Rhone while giving a distinct nod to Vermillion’s sultry, smokey and elevated ripe Napa Valley-esque inspiration. Unbeatable pedigree and this insane price don’t come together often, but Vermillion is a steal and ready for “every night, every dish, any time,” according to Keplinger. Bravo!

About the wine

After years working with the best winemakers in the world on three continents, (including David Abreu, Michel Rolland, and Heidi Barrett Peterson) superstar winemaker Helen Keplinger’s edge is unmatched.

Vermillion is the rare chance to enjoy this Winemaker of the Year’s intense, delicious style at an everyday price—and it’s worth ordering by the case.  With the Rhone Valley as her muse, Keplinger’s combined ten unique vineyards sites from the Sierra Foothills, Napa, and Sonoma to give this Grenache-heavy blend the depth and diversity of the Rhone, with a fruity edge that makes it easy to love with everything from foie gras to pizza. From a fantastic vintage, the unfined and unfiltered 2015 blend has nothing to hide and bursts with a freshness most winemakers can’t squeeze into bottles 5x the price. 

Winemaker: Helen Keplinger
Appellation: California
- 95 pts, Laura Burgess, WSET Advanced
- 5.0/5.0, Vivino Users
Grapes62% Grenache, 21% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 6% Petite Sirah, and 1% Counoise
Alcohol: 14.9%


4.0 Vivino Users

"Keplinger never disappoints" - Jeff S.

"Velvet smooth, great even tannins, sweet currants, long complex finish. Great wine!" - Craig A. 

95 pts, Laura Burgess, WSET Advanced

"The Vermillion is so much more than a secondary option to the mailing-list only Keplinger Rhone style wines. Crafted with the same level of care, this Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah blend showcases some dense aromas of black fruit mingling with intense notes of black pepper, cardamom and licorice. A first-cut quality wine priced for any day of the week. Stunning!" 

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"Velvet smooth, great even tannins, sweet currants, long complex finish. Great wine!"=4.0/5
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