Herman Story Casual Encounters Syrah Blend 2014

$47.99

A blockbuster new red from new discovery Herman Story winery - get on the bandwagon now while it's still available.  previous vintage 93 Points Robert Parker: "A more eclectic blend of 41% Syrah, 37% Grenache, 18% Mourvedre and 4% Tannat (22 months in 55% new French oak), the GSM Casual Encounters offers lots of sweet red and black fruits, dried flowers, and savory, peppery, spicy notes in its full-bodied, supple and sexy style. It's ripe and exuberant, but I love its balance. My note finished with "would like to drink a glass." ...Pulling from a number of sites spread throughout the Central Coast, Herman Story’s Russell From makes unabashedly Californian wines that make the most of the beautiful fruit that makes California so special. These are not for those craving tiny, mid-weight efforts and they have rocking textures, tons of fruit and most importantly, always remain a joy to drink. These are gorgeous wines."                                                  Brix26 Inside Scoop: There are some fantastic small labels coming out of the Paso Robles wine country in California's Central Coast, and Herman Story winery is our latest "crush" (pun intended).  The style of wines are full-throttle, fruit forward bombastic style while keeping things balanced and delicious.  Like going right up to the point of over-the-top and stopping perfectly before it.  The 2012 Nuts & Bolts Syrah is a beautiful example of what small, hands-on winemakers like Herman Story are achieving with the varietal in Paso Robles.

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Ratings on Delectable

Kirk F

A little something to enjoy with friends on Thanksgiving eve. Opened this last night, no decant and the wine is on another level tonight.

A little something to enjoy with friends on Thanksgiving eve. Opened this last night, no decant and the wine is on another level tonight.

9.3

Jeff Roa

Huge, bold fruit bomb

Huge, bold fruit bomb

9.0

Dennis Daniel

A hairy beast in a three piece suit. Not like any GSM you're used to. High ABV and a ton of complexity yet definitely crushable. Needs at least 1h decant and delicious if served a little chilled

A hairy beast in a three piece suit. Not like any GSM you're used to. High ABV and a ton of complexity yet definitely crushable. Needs at least 1h decant and delicious if served a little chilled

8.7

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.