Herman Story "Casual Encounters" California Rhone Blend 2018

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Varietal: Red Blend
Region: Central Coast
Color: Red
Country/State: California
All the subtlety of Peter Fonda's chopper from Easy Rider and that's exactly why we love it.
93 Our Score (4/2021) A 15.8% behemoth, this sexy blend of 42% Syrah, 32% Mourvedre, 18% Grenache and 8% Carignan spent an expansive 24 months maturing in French oak barrels, 74% of which were new. To worry this makes it a monolith, however, is unnecessary. There is enough freshness and structure to keep you diving back for more and more. Exploding out of the glass are vivid aromas of blackberry cobbler, lavender, pan searings, violets, blueberry compote, fresh vanilla bean, roasted thyme, maple syrup and a touch of hot asphalt and sun-cracked soil. It feels like what would happen if you poured one of Guigal's revered "La La" Cote Roties into the intake manifold of a supercharged Hemi 'Cuda. This wine is the real deal.
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4499
750 ML
Available:
~36 bottles | Check all Stores
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