2013 Herman Story “On the Road” Grenache


2013 Herman Story “On the Road” Grenache

$48 (retail) Wine Club pricing reflected in receipt

“Russell P. From began Herman Story Wines in 2001 with seven barrels stashed in his employer’s cellar. What started as a modest homage to his rancher grandfather has become a beacon to those seeking opulent, structured syrah and grenache. To maintain balance while giving flavor full stage, Russell works with 30 top-tier vineyards in seven+ distinct growing regions between Santa Barbara and Paso Robles. Vineyards of particular note include: Bien Nacido, John Sebastiano, Larner, Murmur, Full Draw and White Hawk. From’s dedication has held the attention of discriminating consumers and reviewers alike, earning him a position in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 List in 2014 for his On the Road Grenache.” –From the winery web site.

Wine Advocate Review (93 pts.):   “Offers up a perfumed bouquet of kirsch and black raspberry fruits, crushed rocks, spice and dried earth in a full-bodied, supple, balanced and delicious style.  It has a kick of savory tannin to integrate, but it’s already approachable and should offer tons of pleasure over the coming four to five years.”  –Jeb Dunnuck

Winery Tasting Notes:  “As disorientating as falling through a weakened wall and landing in a Gatsby-esque Prohibition speakeasy at the Sazerac Bar in the Roosevelt of New Orleans: braised strawberry compote, private-eye cigars, muddled sassafras branch, cherry candle wax, rose hips, blueberry beignets, foie gras and ginger snaps. All swaddled in the comfort of low light and true crushed velvet seats.”

Blend:  100% Grenache

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