Herman Story Nuts & Bolts California Syrah 2013

$46.99

A blockbuster new red from new discovery Herman Story winery - get on the bandwagon now while it's still available. Only 216 cases produced. 96 Points Robert Parker:  "A wine that stood out in my Paso Robles tasting was the 2013 Syrah Nuts and Bolts. Made from 100% Syrah that saw 16 months in 70% new French oak, it's the greatest vintage of this cuvee I've tasted and it offers off the hook notes of creme de cassis, melted licorice, caramelized meats, pepper and crushed flowers. Full-bodied, voluptuous and hedonistic, it's also seamless and balanced, with ultra-fine tannin, no hard edges and blockbuster length. As winemaker Russell From says, "It is a no holds barred expression of Syrah that chases flavor at nearly any cost." Bravo sir. Give this sensational Paso Syrah a year or so in the cellar and enjoy bottles through 2023....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 2013 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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Syrah
750ml
Lamb

Ratings on Delectable

Rob Brobst III Delectable Pro

Big bold rich Syrah! Russel Fromm has this one nailed.

Big bold rich Syrah! Russel Fromm has this one nailed.

9.7

Michael Herzog Delectable Pro

Savory, dark, and yummy. Bacon, coffee, charcoal, blueberry, vanilla

Savory, dark, and yummy. Bacon, coffee, charcoal, blueberry, vanilla

9.2

Leo Chyi

Yum

Yum

9.7

Isaac Pirolo Delectable Pro

oh... Oh... OH... this just took a wrench to my hedonism dial. And it makes me wonder if Russell From tripped and accidentally dropped a jug of creme soda extract into the tank, and then said "fuck it... we're good." I can imagine this is what it would have been like to be front row for AC/DC at Oakland Coliseum in July of 1979 (They released Highway to Hell the next week, and I was 11 days old). Only, you were listening to Wagner on headphones. The undercurrent is deceptively strong, and distinctly Northern Rhone. Like snorting a violet flavored vitamin in a horse barn just before you dig into the charcuterie plate in front of you. I'm stopping, but this wine just keeps going.

oh... Oh... OH... this just took a wrench to my hedonism dial. And it makes me wonder if Russell From tripped and accidentally dropped a jug of creme soda extract into the tank, and then said "fuck it... we're good." I can imagine this is what it would have been like to be front row for AC/DC at Oakland Coliseum in July of 1979 (They released Highway to Hell the next week, and I was 11 days old). Only, you were listening to Wagner on headphones. The undercurrent is deceptively strong, and distinctly Northern Rhone. Like snorting a violet flavored vitamin in a horse barn just before you dig into the charcuterie plate in front of you. I'm stopping, but this wine just keeps going.

9.6

Jesse Pender Delectable Pro

Assistant Winemaker Delicato Family Vineyards

Big, bold and complex. Took about an hour to open up but then was in a vet beautiful spot. Taste just as good as the best in the world.

Big, bold and complex. Took about an hour to open up but then was in a vet beautiful spot. Taste just as good as the best in the world.

9.5

Peter J. Delectable Pro

Tone it down and it would be great syrah

Tone it down and it would be great syrah

8.1

Joseph Barsky

2013 Vintage. 15.7% Alcohol. Love this wine. Consistent with prior notes.

2013 Vintage. 15.7% Alcohol. Love this wine. Consistent with prior notes.

9.7

Joseph Barsky

2013 Vintage. 15.7% Alcohol. Monster wine that never fails to wow with it’s size and bouquet. Consistent with past two notes.

2013 Vintage. 15.7% Alcohol. Monster wine that never fails to wow with it’s size and bouquet. Consistent with past two notes.

9.7

Mark Sichel

Stunning!

Stunning!

9.2

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