Vermillion Red Blend 2019
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
A kitchen sink blend (I think it's mostly Grenache) that's 80% from the Sierra Foothills and the rest from Sonoma and Napa, the ruby-hued 2019 Vermillion is a fruit-forward, incredibly charming, satisfying red offering medium-bodied aromas and flavors of spiced red fruits, sandalwood, and white and black pepper. It's beautifully balanced, has fine tannins, no hard edges, and a clean, dry finish that keeps you coming back to the glass. It's already hard to resist, and I see no need to delay gratification either, although it should have 4-5 years of prime drinking.