2011 Herman Story “Nuts & Bolts” Syrah


2011 Herman Story “Nuts & Bolts” Syrah

$44.95 (retail) Wine Club pricing reflected in receipt

This is a fantastic club offering this month with two wines that are completely allocated generally to restaurants only.  The first, 2011 Herman Story “Nuts & Bolts” Syrah is absolutely one of my favorite wines year-after-year.  We became aware of this small winery from a new broker that we have been able to start working with out of the bay area.  The brokerage represents many smaller or shall we say “boutique” wineries that producing top notch, highly allocated wines.   This is definitely one of the best in their book consistently scoring in mid-90 point range from most of the wine periodicals.  The demand is high and supply is low so make sure to grab yours today!


Winery Tasting Notes:

“The other day I passed a mint 1965 Corvette Sting Ray and the hair stood up on my arm. I’m a truck guy, it’s in my blood, but man, if I could have a day with one of those things, I’d make some pretty memorable trouble. I love that combination of class, handling and good old fashioned American made power. The 2011 Nuts & Bolts is a lot like that Sting Ray, sure it’ll jump when you hit the gas, but it’s also got the finesse to handle the tight corners. It hits the road with scents of mountain strawberry, cherry skin, Spanish Chorizo and ground clove. On the palate it burns the light and tears down the highway with flavors of dark chocolate powder, pure maple syrup, fennel and cinnamon stick with tannins that linger like a cloud of smoke. (DRINK NOW: 1 hour decant, CELLAR: till your grandkids graduate college.)”

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