Herman Story 2014 Syrah "Nuts & Botls"
Retail 54.00 - GGWC 49.99
The Story: "Herman Story" is the “story” of tall tales, Wrangler Jeans, and bold wines crafted by Russell P. From. This winery has become a real head-turner since it was created a little over a decade ago. Russell is a real “Rhone Ranger” and that has not escaped the notice of numerous publications garnering many 94-96 point ratings and creating a real “cult-like” following.
The Wine: Typical Russell From style wine! This wine offers up an inky purple color. On the nose you’ll encounter ripe, densely packed blackstone fruit aromas, with a touch of pepperiness. On the lush palate this wine will coat your palate with complex, vibrant black currant, chocolate, spice and cherry-cola flavors with a touch of zingy acidity. The wine goes on for a long time and finishes big and bold with surprisingly silky tannins! VERY LIMITED PRODUCTION!
Winemaker Tasting Notes: Coming up over the grade with the whole valley opening out beneath you, decked in green late evening and honest to God rainbows, you’ve got the windows down in the aged blue Mercedes headed to shoot clays at your friend’s vineyard: it’s hard to hate nights like this. Blueberries and shotgun shells, Bailey’s steeped co‑ee, charred cherries, crushed velvet, smoldering oak, mahogany dashboard, distant kerosene lamps, new lilacs and the thought of someday maybe getting a Chris-Craft.
Robert Parker 94 Points: "A year in, year out killer wine, the 2014 Syrah Nuts and Bolts is another stunner that gives up ripe, full throttle notes of blackberries, peppered meats, game and singed leather. Big, rich, gorgeously textured and hedonistic, yet also balanced, pure and fresh, it's a quintessential Paso Robles red that delivers the goods. Drink it anytime over the coming 5-8 years."
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