New release of a fantastic Cabernet blend from Herman Story. Limited. This is what you felt like when you had your first dinner at a Michelin starred restaurant with the one that got away: svelte, elegant and deliriously rich with the lingering sense that you were getting away with something. Raspberry coulis amuse bouche, grilled steak crust, Drambuie, Lebanese Cyprus, blood orange oil, Iron Root and Frankincense with a, pure, prolonged, sigh-heavy body and a finish that ends ten years later. Only 643 cases made. The blend is 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Petite Sirah, 27% Syrah, 6% Petit Verdot. Proprietor and winemaker Russell P. From began Herman Story Wines in 2011 with 7 barrels stashed in his emplyer's cellar. What started as a modest homage to his rancher grandfather has become a beacon to those seeking opulent, structured Syrah and Grenache. These are no nonsense, balls to the wall wines that are not for the faint of heart or the pinky raising set.
2014 Vintage. 15.5% Alcohol. Very nice, Petite Syrah tannins say cellar longer...
2014 Vintage. 15.5% Alcohol. Very nice, Petite Syrah tannins say cellar longer...9.4
Dried fruit plum nice tannins.
Dried fruit plum nice tannins.8.8
Full body. Dark fruits color. Jammy and young.
Full body. Dark fruits color. Jammy and young.9.3
Big and bold Nice nose of dark fruit Taste is full flavored with tannins that fade slowly to a beautiful finish
Big and bold Nice nose of dark fruit Taste is full flavored with tannins that fade slowly to a beautiful finish8.9
Bold Nice finish
Bold Nice finish8.8
I've got some 2013's I was gonna let sit another year
I've got some 2013's I was gonna let sit another year9.3
That bad, no score?
That bad, no score?9.1