Herman Story 2014 Casual Encounter GSM , Santa Barbara


Herman Story 2014 Casual Encounter GSM , Santa Barbara

Retail 52.00 – GGWC 49.99

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The Wine: The 2014 Casual Encounter is a blend of 39% Syrah, 38% Grenache, 28 Mourvedre and 3% Tannat.  This (not so) Casual (encounter) offers up an amazing aromas of chocolate, sweet red and black stone fruit on the nose.  The wine is full in body, loaded with intense flavors of lush black stone fruits, hints of bitter chocoalate, savory and spicy notes.  This big burly wine is intense, well-balanced yet shows great elegance  under its thick skin.  This is Russell From at its best!


Winemaker Notes: “This is the pure distillate of cruising around the desert with a Saudi Prince in his brand new Mercedes S class: Late summer black mulberry, oiled leather falcon hood, rare Belgian chocolate melted with salt and coffee nibs, rose roasted pistachios, jasmine flowers, blood orange, sun warmed sandstone, geranium oil, muddled mint, roasted lamb shank, nutmeg and fresh gold chains.”


The 2014 was not reviewed yet, but is any bit as good, if not better compared to the 2013 GSM


Anthony Galloni 2013 Reivew = 94 Points: "The Herman Story Grenache On the Road is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. Fresh, vibrant and chiseled, the OTR is laced with bright red cherries, plums, crushed rocks, mint and cinnamon. The flavors are a bit on the dark side for Grenache, but all the elements are in the right place. Sweet floral notes, cinnamon and mint add nuance on the seriously beautiful, vivid finish. The OTR is a great example of winemaker Russell From's very personal approach"

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  • Vintage: 2014
  • Winery: Herman Story