Saturday, February 11, 2006

Herman Story

2004 Herman Story Wines, Syrah Santa Ynez Valley, Larner Vineyard ($30 est) -- 320 cases produced, clones 877, 3, 470. This is a massive, beautiful, teeth-staining experience. Not for the faint of heart. I think a two-day decant would let it settle down, and also 5 years of cellaring. Big dusty tannins but tons of fruit and aromas. Parker gave the 2003 a 90. This is not surprising as he likes BIG wines. Alcohol clocks in at 15.2% Also, be careful cutting the wax/plastic capsule away. All in all better check your life insurance coverage before attacking this beast, but if you're up for it, you'll be rewarded!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

" how do i say.." i did indeed enjoy this wine..this wine of flush cheek at first smell... struck with darkness..the darkness of a vine so tender..this fruit was picked special. HENCE the story and my thanks to such a wine sir russell p from.

10:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no good. try another field.

4:15 AM  

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