Pure blackberry, raspberry, and huckleberry are laced with dried savory herbs, oolong tea, and rosemary. Incredibly generous on the palate, the wine has staying power without being overdone whatsoever. Well integrated oak here, which is impressive given the 16 months of elevage. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
The quality of wine is based on the quality of all its inputs – good vineyards, smart farming, pure and focused winemaking – ultimately TLC at every step. When all the ingredients are good, the beauty of wine is simplicity. We are not pulling out all the stops like we do with Keplinger, we’re just making good, pure wines. We’ve sought out interesting sites with fair prices, made no-frills decisions to make honest wine and bring you an aritisanal blend of red Rhone varietals. We have seen this wine from the vineyard to the bottle, start to finish. Vermillion is a hand-crafted wine to be enjoyed any night of the week. - Helen Keplinger & DJ Warner